M.Ed. in School Counseling

College of Education and Social Work
Common Core Requirements
Degree candidacy requirements
EDC 503Professional Orientation to Counseling3
EDC 540Assessment Methods in Counseling3
EDC 567Group Dynamics3
EDC 570Fundamentals of the Helping Relationship3
EDC 571Counseling Theory and Techniques3
Other common core requirements
EDC 520Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling3
EDC 521Human Development Through Life Span3
EDC 556Career Development Theories and Practices3
EDF 502Methods & Materials Of Research For Counselor Education3
Specialty Requirements
EDC 504Organization & Administration of School Counseling Programs3
EDC 505School Counselors Working with Diverse Learners3
EDC 559Human Exceptionality for Counselors3
EDC 576Consult & Coord In Guid & Couns3
EDC 577School Counseling Strategies for Change3
Field Experience Requirements
EDC 590Practicum in School Counseling3
EDC 601Counseling Internship Elementary School3
EDC 602Counseling Internship Secondary School3
Total Credits Required51

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; courses offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Suggested Course Sequence (Full-Time/Four Regular Semesters)

Year One
Semester OneCredits
EDC 503Professional Orientation to Counseling3
EDC 567Group Dynamics3
EDC 570Fundamentals of the Helping Relationship3
EDC 577School Counseling Strategies for Change3
 Credits12
Semester Two
EDC 571Counseling Theory and Techniques3
EDC 5401Assessment Methods in Counseling3
EDC 590Practicum in School Counseling3
EDC 576Consult Coord In Guid Couns3
 Credits12
Year Two
Semester Three
EDC 556Career Development Theories and Practices3
EDC 504Organization Administration of School Counseling Programs3
EDC 559Human Exceptionality for Counselors3
EDC 601 or 602Counseling Internship Elementary School3
 Credits12
Semester Four
EDC 520Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling3
EDC 521Human Development Through Life Span3
EDF 5021Methods Materials Of Research For Counselor Education3
EDC 601 or 602Counseling Internship Elementary School3
 Credits12
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EDC 540 and EDF 502 are offered through the Department of Professional and Secondary Education. Please note this information when registering for classes.

Please Note:

  1. In order to finish any of the Counselor Education programs in a minimum of four (4) regular semesters, students must qualify for the practicum course in their second semester.
  2. Fall admitted students can choose to sign up for summer courses prior to the Fall semester. Taking summer courses can create flexibility in scheduling throughout the program.
  3. Meet with your advisor before or early in your first semester to customize your program of study.
  4. Students wishing to become Pennsylvania school counseling certified upon graduation must also complete Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) certification requirements before graduation.  See the enclosed Approved Program of Study (APS) and Certification Requirement forms for certification requirements.