School Counseling

Master of Education

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmissions Requirements
The 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.

MEd in School Counseling, K-12 Certification

Students can complete the 48 credit MEd in School Counseling program by itself or add one of the following concentrations:

Organizational Approaches to Transformation and Healing
Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing
Play Therapy
Admissions requirements for the MEd in School Counseling, K-12 Certification requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • Participation in the Group Interview
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

School Counselor Course Schedule 

This is a tentative schedule that is subject to change

Course Number Course Title Credits Prerequisites Terms Offered Day/Time offered
 

CO 5010

 

Professional Orientation, Ethics, and Advocacy

 

 

3

 

None

F, Sp T: 3:30-6:00

S: 9:00-4:30

 

CO 5020

 

Counseling Skills

 

 

3

 

CO 5010

F, Sp, Su W: 6:30-9:00
 

CO 5040

 

Social Behavior and Diversity

 

 

3

 

None

 

F, Sp R: 6:30-9:00

S: 9:00-3:00

 

CO 5050

 

Advanced Human Development

 

 

3

 

None

F, Sp, Su Blended/Hybrid

T: 12:30-3:00

 

 

CO 5070

 

Research Design for the Helping Professions

 

 

3

 

CO 5010

(or coreq)

F, Sp, Su Blended/Hybrid

T: 6:30-9:00

 

CO 5230

 

Career Counseling and Development

 

 

3

 

None

Sp, Su Blended/Hybrid

S: 8:30-12:00

 

CO 5260

 

Theories of Counseling and Personality

 

 

3

 

None

F, Sp, Su M: 3:30-6:00
 

CO 5430

 

Assessment for Counselors

 

 

3

 

CO 5010

Sp, Su R: 3:30-6:00
 

CO 5460

 

Group Counseling

 

 

3

 

CO 5010 & CO 5260

 

Sp, Su M: 6:30-9:00
 

CO 5100

 

Practicum

 

 

3

 

All Required Courses & Intent to Enroll Form

 

F, Sp W: 3:30-6:00 or 6:30-9:00
CO 5030 Foundations of School Counseling 3 CO 5010 Sp T: 3:30-6:00

S: 9:00-4:30

CO 5650 Critical Issues in Schools 3 CO 5010 F S: 9:00-4:45
CO 5780 Working with Youth and Systems 3 CO 5010, CO 5260, CO 5050, CO 5020, or permission of the instructor. Sp W: 6:30-9:00
CO 5080 The Counselor in the Classroom 3 For students without teaching experience F T: 6:30-9:00
CO 5850 Seminar and Internship in School Counseling 6 All courses and Intent to Enroll form submitted F, Sp R: 5:00-7:30
**** Elective 3 For students with teaching experience
Counselor Education Core Credits 30
School Counseling Specialty Credits 18
Total Credits Required for School Counseling Degree 48