Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education


Course Requirements

Courses required to earn a Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in School Counseling

Please note:

  • Degree requirements should be completed within a 5-year period commencing with semester of earliest course listed above. Student may petition the School of Education for an extension.

  • Candidates who complete all program requirements successfully, including 48 units of course work, 600 hours Final Field Experience, and who pass the required standardized PRAXIS exam in School Counseling may apply for the Master of Science degree IN Education with a specialization in School Counseling.

This course listing has been provided to assist you in completing your catalog degree requirements. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the content of this course listing, it is the student's responsibility to verify the information with the requirements listed in the University Catalog and the degree guide available online.


  • PSY213 - General Psychology
  • PSY346/PSY322 - Abnormal Psychology OR Theories of Personality
  • BEH383 - Introductory Statistics
  • PSY320/EDU302 - Life Span Development OR Growth, Development, & Learning

First Semester:

  • PPS502 - Introduction to School Counseling
  • PPS503 - Counseling Theory
  • PPS510 - Practicum: Role of the School Counselor

Second Semester:

  • PPS512 - Counseling Techniques for Exceptional Children
  • PPS513 - Advanced Psychopathology
  • PPS561 - Practicum: Counseling Individuals & Groups

Third Semester:

  • PPS521 - Developing Culturally Competent Practice
  • PPS555 - Intervention, Consultation, and Collaboration
  • PPS550 - Practicum: Educational Interventions for Diverse Groups

Fourth Semester:

  • PPS566 - Legal & Ethical Practice for Diverse Groups for School Counseling
  • PPS541 - Transition & Career Counseling
  • PPS520 - Practicum: Career Counseling

Fifth Semester:

  • PPS543 - Human Communication in Group Process
  • PPS542 - Advanced Research Methods
  • PPS540 - Seminar in Program Design & Evaluation

Sixth Semester:

  • PPS553 - Educational Assessment
  • PPS533 - Crisis Response, Behavior Intervention & Management
  • PPS565 - Practicum: Behavioral Assessments & Interventions

Seventh Semester:

  • PPS576 - Fieldwork/Internship I in School Counseling (300 hours)
  • PPS578 - Fieldwork/Internship II in School Counseling (300 hours)