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2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Counseling (Pre K-8), (5-12), Master of Education

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The School Counseling Program is divided into two degree concentrations:

  • Master of Education / Elementary School Counseling (PreK-8)
  • Master of Education / Secondary School Counseling (5-12)

Program Objectives

This program is designed to prepare candidates to work as counselors in school settings. The program allows candidates to complete a master’s degree in education while developing the qualifications necessary to meet the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requirements for licensure as either an elementary/middle school counselor (PreK-8) or a middle/secondary counselor (5-12).

Prerequisite Program Requirements

One course in Educational Psychology or General Psychology

One course in Developmental Psychology relevant to level (i.e., Child Growth for Pre K-8, Adolescent Psychology for 5-12)

One course in Learning or Human Behavior or equivalent

Measurement and Evaluation, or equivalent (e.g., Statistics)

Course Requirements

Total Credits: 54

Additional Information and Notes

*The practicum experience requires that the student be available for 500 hours of field work over two semesters, as well as a weekly class seminar. Candidates for initial licensure must take and pass all required sections of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure prior to entering the practicum.

**EDU 734  is recommended for students in the PreK-8 school counseling track.

The successful completion of a Comprehensive Examination is required for completion of degree requirements.

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