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

School Counseling - Initial License

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Program Objectives

This program is designed specifically for individuals who already have a master’s degree in counseling or psychology and are seeking an initial license in school counseling. This license allows candidates to gain employment as guidance counselors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Depending on candidate’s previous coursework and experience with reference to state licensure standards, students will be advised to take the necessary courses that they need to become license-eligible as school guidance counselors. The program will be individually tailored and is approximately 9-18 credits long.

Program Requirements

Upon acceptance into the program, you will complete a tentative Plan of Study in consultation with the program coordinator. All candidates for this program must complete 9-18 hours of graduate course work, depending on each candidate’s particular situation and needs, as described below. You should meet regularly with the program coordinator to discuss your progress and revise your plan of study, as needed.

Course Requirements

Other Requirements

To be determined, in consultation with the program coordinator. Students will take EDU 968A  and EDU 968B : Practicum in School Counseling I and II concurrently with the prerequisite competencies (including 75 hours of Pre-Practicum experience) as determined by the program coordinator.

Total Credits: 9-18

Additional Information and Notes

Please be aware that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may change licensure requirements. Students are advised to contact the state for specific, current licensure requirements. Students may access that information at doe.mass.edu.

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