Option 2 - School Counseling/pupil Personnel Services Credential

Major Core Requirements
Course Title Units
COUN 501 Counseling Theories & Professional Orientation 4
COUN510A Applied Counseling Techniques & Assessment 4

COUN 513
Career Counseling: Theoretical Foundations, Measurement & Assessment, and Issues of Lifespan and Development

Research, Evaluation, and Assessment In Counseling

COUN 570 Multicultural Counseling 4

Total units in the MA core: 19

To earn the Pupil Personnel Services Credential Master's degree, students must also complete Option II

Candidates for the PPS Credential are urged to be mindful of the following: While it is possible to complete all the courses required for the Credential in a two-year period, such a program requires extremely careful planning. The Department intends to offer each PPS course at least once a year, but students need to plan the sequence with their advisor to insure it matches the availability of courses.

Option 2 Requirements
Course Title Units
COUN 510B Counseling Practicum 4



COUN 520

COUN 521
Academic/Career Planning and Counseling Issues of K-12 Populations

School Counseling (only) Field Experience I

School Counseling (only) Field Experience II

Introduction to School Counseling

Pupil Personnel Services:  Concepts and Organization





COUN 523 Working with Families in a School Setting 4
COUN 524 Counseling Children & Adolescents 4
COUN 526 Group Counseling in the Schools 4
COUN 527 Law & Ethics for School Counselors 4
COUN 528A Consultation 3
COUN 528B Crisis Intervention 1

Total units in MA Option II: 41
Total units for the MA: 60

All Master's candidates are required to complete a project representing a comprehensive and integrative understanding of the field of Counseling. Projects include a case analysis and a standardized exit exam.

Six hundred hours of supervised field experience are required for other PPS options. For the PPS Credential at least 450 of these hours are to be completed in two out of the following sites: elementary school, junior high or high school.