Curriculum Guide and Course Schedule

Curriculum guide and course schedule of elementary emphasis.

Elementary School Counseling


Outline for the emphasis (M.Ed. plus Pennsylvania Certification)

Completion of the 55-credit emphasis meets the academic requirements for the Master of Education degree as well as those for certification in elementary school counseling in Pennsylvania.

To become certified by the state of Pennsylvania, students must pass three basic skills tests (PPST) and the school guidance counselor test.

Students seeking to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and/or a National Certified Counselor need to take two additional 3-hour courses and pass the appropriate licensed and/or certification test. Meeting these additional professional requirements is strongly encouraged in order to maximize the professional opportunities available to graduates.


Fall Semester (15 credits)
CN ED 404 (3) Group Procedures in Guidance & Counseling
CN ED 501 (3) Counseling: Theory & Method
CN ED 503 (3) Guidance Services in Elementary Education
CN ED 506 (3) Individual Counseling Procedures
CN ED 500 (3) Introduction to Counseling & Development

Spring Semester (12-15 credits)
CN ED 505 (3) Foundations of Career Development & Counseling Information
CN ED 530 (3) Family Counseling: Theory & Practice
CN ED 595A (3) Child Counseling Practicum
SPLED 400* (4) Inclusive Special Education Foundations
ELECTIVE* (3)

Summer Semester (6-9 credits)
CN ED 508 (3) Organization & Administration of Guidance Programs
CN ED 523 (3) Child Counseling
ELECTIVE* (3)

Fall Semester (9-12 credits)
CN ED 507 (3) Multicultural Issues in Counseling
CN ED 526 (3) Counseling Research
CN ED 595E Elem (3) Elementary School Counseling Internship
ELECTIVE* (3)

Spring Semester (9-15 credits)
CN ED 525 (3) Use of Tests in Counseling
CN ED 595E Elem (3) Elementary School Counseling Internship
CN ED 596 (3) Individual Studies (Master’s Paper)
EDPSY 408 (3) Meeting Instructional Needs of English Language Learners with Special Needs
ELECTIVE*


Requirements for Pennsylvania Certification when master's degree has been previously obtained

Applicants who have a master's degree and are seeking Pennsylvania certification as an elementary school counselor will have to demonstrate that they have met the certification requirements listed below either previously or after having been accepted as a Certification student in Counselor Education. To become certified by the state of Pennsylvania, students must pass three basic skills tests (PPST) and the school guidance counselor test.

 

CN ED 404 (3) Group Procedures in Guidance & Counseling
CN ED 500 (3) Introduction to Counseling & Development
CN ED 501 (3) Counseling: Theory & Method
CN ED 503 Elem (3) Guidance Services in Elementary Education
CN ED 505 (3) Foundations of Career Development & Counseling Information
CN ED 506 (3) Individual Counseling Proceduress
CN ED 507 (3) Multicultural Issues in Counseling
CN ED 508 (3) Organization & Administration of Guidance Programs
CN ED 525 (3) Use of Tests in Counseling
CN ED 526 (3) Counseling Research
CN ED 530 (3) Family Counseling: Theory & Practice
CN ED 595A (3) Counseling Practicum
CN ED 595E Elem (6) Elementary School Counseling Internship
CN ED 523 Elem (3) Child Counseling
SPLED 400 (4) Inclusive Special Education Foundations
EDPSY 408 (3) Meeting Instructional Needs of English Language Learners with Special Needs

The expectations stated under the M.Ed. Admission Requirements apply to both certification-seeking and degree-seeking applicants.