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School Counseling PK-12 (M.Ed.)

Bloomsburg University's Masters of Education in Educational Leadership, PK-12 School Counseling track provides a balance of academic and theoretical learning with a strong focus on practical application of knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

Degrees & Offerings
  • M.Ed.
  • M.Ed. + Certificate
Department
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Program Contact
PK-12 School Counseling (M.Ed.) Program Coordinator
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The core faculty are a blend of current professionals in school counseling and other seasoned university professors who provide optimal learning opportunities. Our program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and program completers are eligible to earn a Pennsylvania PK-12 School Counseling Certification.

Aside from a school setting, having a degree in School Counseling opens the door to many exciting and diverse opportunities. Possible careers include:

  • Mental Health/ Non-Profit Agencies
  • Social Service Agencies
  • College Counseling
  • Health and Wellness
  • Career Counseling

Program Admission

  • Complete a graduate school application
  • Submit an official undergraduate transcript (3.0 undergraduate GPA)
  • Submit a Statement of Goals that explains the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a graduate career as a school counselor
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s academic suitability and professional demeanor

Academic Requirements

To earn the M. Ed., candidates must complete 15 core credits and the 30 credits track-specific PK-12 School Counseling Courses. Candidates interested in certification only are reviewed on an individual basis to review courses and credits required to earn PA certification, please refer to www.bloomu.edu/gradschool/certification-counseling.

Retention

Graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students who do not take classes in either the Fall and/or Spring semester(s) will be considered inactive in MyHusky. Students are required to contact their Academic Advisor or Graduate Program Coordinator with their request to be reactivated. Their request is then forwarded to the Graduate Office, who will process the reactivation. Students have six calendar years to complete their chosen degree or certification program.

Transfer Credits

Upon acceptance, students desiring to transfer credits may make this request upon application to their chosen program. Upon approval, degree students may transfer up to a maximum of nine semester hours or parallel courses (determined by BU) from accredited institutions. These courses will be applied towards completing the degree requirements of the program. However, no courses will be transferred in which a grade less than a B was earned. Pass/fail grades are not acceptable.

 

Courses and Curriculum

Core Courses (9 credits)
EDL.500 Introduction to Educational Leadership
EDL.501 Organizational Behavior and Program Development
EDL.524 Ethical, Legal & Leadership Issues in CSA

Research Core (6 credits)
EDL.523 Assessment and the College Student Exp
EDL.590 Educational Research and Writing

PK-12 School Counseling Certificate (30 credits)
COUNSEL.500 Introduction to the Helping Professions
COUNSEL.502 Career and Academic Development
COUNSEL.510 Group Counseling and Leadership
COUNSEL.516 Pre-Practicum in School Counseling
COUNSEL.517 Practicum in School Counseling
COUNSEL.518 Advanced Practicum in School Counseling
COUNSEL.520 Human Development
COUNSEL.525 Multicultural Counseling
COUNSEL.550 Introduction to School Counseling
COUNSEL.555 Contemporary Issues in School Counseling

EDL.507 Home School Community Relations is highly recommended for all students: content relates heavily to the work of a school counselor.

NOTE: Those seeking just certification need to complete the track specific courses and EDL 501, 502, & 503.

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