Master of Education
The Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling is designed to prepare students to function as K–12 Certified Professional School Counselors. This program is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education and leads to New Hampshire certification in school (guidance) counseling. PSU’s school counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It is the only school counseling program in New Hampshire to hold this prestigious accreditation. Students should note that there are significant post-degree requirements to undertake prior to being licensed.
The faculty of the Counselor Education and School Psychology department continue to dedicate time and resources to obtaining grants and other funding options to support our graduate students in their pursuit of counseling degrees and programs. The recent $2.2 million grant from the US Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) was obtained to help meet a critical shortage of trained school counselors and school psychologists in New Hampshire and will provide funding to support graduate student internships though Spring 2017. Learn more.
Certification-only Option (for those who have a master’s degree): Students would complete 48 credits as listed below.
Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when School Counseling courses will be offered.
Counselor Education Component – 30 credits
|CO 5010 Professional Orientation, Ethics and Advocacy||3|
|CO 5020 Counseling Skills||3|
|CO 5040 Social Behavior and Diversity||3|
|CO 5050 Advanced Human Development||3|
|CO 5070 Research Design in the Helping Professions||3|
|CO 5100 Practicum||3|
|CO 5230 Career Counseling and Development||3|
|CO 5260 Counseling Theories and Personality||3|
|CO 5430 Assessment for Counselors||3|
|CO 5460 Group Counseling||3|
School Counseling Specialization Component – 18 credits
|CO 5030 Foundations of School Counseling||3|
|CO 5080 The Counselor in the Classroom||3|
|CO 5650 Critical Issues in Schools||3|
|CO 5780 Working with Youth and Their Systems||3|
|CO 5850 Seminar and Internship In School Counseling||6|
Successful completion of the Counselor Professional Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) and a culminating project
Minimum Total for MEd in School Counseling K-12 Certification – 48 credits
Add a concentration
Students who are interested in adding a concentration to the MEd in School Counseling can choose from the following options:
- Eating Disorders Institute
- Organizational Approaches to Transformation and Healing (OATH)
- Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing (PATH) Institute
- Play Therapy