Master of Science in School Counseling

Effective spring 2017, we are no longer accepting applications to the School Counseling Program.

The Master of Science in School Counseling program prepares school counselors for positions in public or private elementary, middle, or secondary schools. The program is systemically oriented and designed to promote an approach focused on family strengths, which includes a collaborative assessment and intervention model between parents and children and their school systems.

A minimum of 60 credits of coursework is required which contains practicum and internship experiences. Students must pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination and defend an academic portfolio of their learning experiences and their capstone project to complete the degree. Of the 60 credits, 51 are considered core courses, and 9 credits are earned in practicum and internship. Graduates are eligible to apply for Florida certification as a school counselor after meeting FLDOE criteria. It is the responsibility of the student to keep abreast of the FLDOE requirements.

Core Courses
COUN 501Evaluation and Assessment3
COUN 502Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues3
COUN 503Human Relations Methods and Skills3
COUN 504Group Counseling3
COUN 505Theories of Counseling3
COUN 506Human Development3
COUN 507Career Counseling3
COUN 508Family Systems3
COUN 509Individual, Marital, and Family Psychopathology and Psychotherapy3
COUN 513Multicultural Counseling and Psychosocial Therapy3
COUN 514Sexuality Counseling3
COUN 515Statistical Analysis and Research Design3
COUN 516Addictions Counseling3
COUN 521Counseling Children and Adolescents3
COUN 522Foundations of School Counseling3
COUN 524Consultation3
COUN 534Accountability and the School Counselor3
Practicum and Internship
COUN 517Practicum in Counselor Education3
COUN 518Internship I in Counseling3
COUN 519Internship II in Counseling3
Total Credits60