Educational Psychology & Counseling

School Counseling Credential

The school counseling program is a graduate program designed for persons who desire to work as counselors in a public-school setting. On completion of the program, the student receives the Pupil Personnel Services: School Counseling Credential. Work toward this program is offered by the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling in the School of Education.

Admission Requirements:

The criteria for admission is dependent upon the candidate's personal circumstances and the program to which the candidate seeks entrance. Admission is based upon a variety of factors including recommendations, grade point average, satisfactory test score on Graduate Record Examination or Miller's Analogy Test, statement of career objectives and interview. Successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is required to receive the credential. (Check with Credential Preparation Office for details.)

Prerequisites to the Program
EPC 600 Educational Statistics
EPC 314 Psychological Foundations of Education
or EPC 430 Development and Learning in Early Childhood Education
EPC 451 Fundamentals of Counseling
Program Requirements
*All programs must be approved by the program coordinator. This listing is providing for information purposes only, is subject to change without notice, and is not guaranteed to be correct or up-to-date. The student should consult the university catalog and program coordinator for further details and course descriptions.
First Year Summer Session
EPC 682 Foundations of School Counseling (3 semester units)
Semester 1 Fall
EPC 659A Practicum in Counseling - Communication (special school counseling section)
EPC 655 Counseling Theories (special school counseling section)
EPC 643 Counseling in Cross-Cultural Settings (special school counseling session)
EPC 605 Advanced Psychological Foundations of Education
or EPC 607 Motivation in Learning and Development: Theories and Application in Educational Psychology
Semester 2 Spring
EPC 659B Practicum in Counseling - Skills (special school counseling section)
EPC 602 Research Principles
EPC 683 Collaborations with Families in Educational Settings
EPC 658 Seminar in Group Counseling
EPC 658L Group Counseling Laboratory
Second Year Summer Session
SPED 400 Introduction to Special Education
Semester 3 Fall
EPC 659C Fieldwork in Counseling Services (special school counseling section)
EPC 684 Educational Program Evaluation and Assessment
EPC 648 Consultation with Parents, Teachers and Other Human Service Professionals
EPC 688 Measurement and Assessment in School Settings
Semester 4 Spring
EPC 659D Fieldwork in Counseling Services (special school counseling section)
EPC 687 Career Guidance, College Selection and Technology in School Settings
EPC 689 Leadership in School Counseling
Elective (3 units) (See program coordinator for recommended elective courses)