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School Counseling (MS) Curriculum

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Specimen Program Curricula

The School Counseling Program is made up of the following list of courses, which may be pursued on a full or part-time basis. The typical length of the program is two years, full-time, and includes the following courses:

Option #1: Master's in School Counseling Curriculum

First Year Fall Semester
CAEP 6200: Introduction to Counseling Theory and Practice in an Ecological Context
CAEP 6201: Introduction to Assessment
CAEP 6218: Infant, Child, and Adolescent Development
CAEP 6287: Group Counseling

First Year Spring Semester
CAEP 6235: Vocational, Educational, and Career Development
CAEP 6275: Counseling Strategies for Children and Adolescents
CAEP 6340: Issues in School Counseling
CAEP 6345: Learning Problems: Educational, Biological, and Ecological Perspectives

Second Year Fall Semester
CAEP 6203: Understanding Culture and Diversity
CAEP 8410: Practicum in School Counseling I (Includes 75 hours pre-practicum)

Second Year Spring Semester
CAEP 6202: Research, Evaluation, and Data Analysis
CAEP 8411: Practicum in School Counseling II

Total of 36 semester hours of credit

Option #4: CAGS in Psychology, Education, and the Community Curriculum*

(Concentration in School Adjustment Counseling)

CAEP 6230: Health Issues in Counseling
CAEP 6240: Family, School, and Community Systems
CAEP 6242: Psychopathology: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
CAEP 6247: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
CAEP 6260: Community Counseling Psychology
CAEP 6282: Ethics and Professional Development
CAEP 6375: Substance Use and Treatment
CAEP 7212: Juvenile Justice
CAEP 8550: Advanced Fieldwork in School Counseling Specialty 1
CAEP 8551: Advanced Fieldwork in School Counseling Specialty 2

Total of 30 semester hours of credit (beyond Master's)

*The above CAGS curriculum presupposes the completion of a 36-hour School Counseling Master's Degree and initial licensure as a School Counselor in Massachusetts.

NOTE: Options #2 and #3 are tailored to the unique needs of particular students, thus no specimen curricula are presented.

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