Sep 26, 2023  
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling, K-12 School Counseling, M.Ed. and Certification

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Between 51-60 credit hours is required for completion of the Master of Education degree with specialization in school counseling. Students who are already Pennsylvania certified teachers may be exempt from nine credits.

Required Courses (51-60 crs.)

Courses are organized into three phases and should be taken that order. The sequence with each phase should be adhered to as closely as possible. Consultation with an advisor on a regular basis is required as a student progresses through the program. A student must apply for admission to candidacy during the semester he or she is enrolled in Practicum.


EEC 526 , ELP 516 , RDG 413 : Students who are already PA-certified teachers and have this coursework completed may be exempt from this coursework.


CNS 585 : Mandatory attendance at Practicum/Field Orientation the prior semester and pre-registration


Certification as a School Counselor by the PA Dept. of Education requires successful completion of the School Counseling PRAXIS Exam (#0420).

Students should register for and take this test toward the end of their course of study, ideally following CNS 589  and CNS 505  .

Please note: Not all courses are offered each semester. Check the master schedule to determine offerings and availability found at

Minimum = 51-60 hours

Supervisor of School Guidance

For information concerning the post-master’s degree program leading to Pennsylvania certification as a supervisor of school guidance services, refer to the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education .

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