M.Ed. in School Counseling

College of Education and Social Work
Common Core Requirements 1
EDC 503Professional Orientation to Counseling3
EDC 506Counseling Research Methods and Program Evaluation3
EDC 567Group Dynamics3
EDC 570Fundamentals of the Helping Relationship3
EDC 571Counseling Theory and Techniques3
EDC 520Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling3
EDC 521Human Development Through Life Span3
EDC 572Fundamentals of Assessment, Diagnosis, and Mental Health Intervention3
EDC 556Career Development Theories and Practices3
Specialty Requirements 1
EDC 552Trauma and Crisis Intervention Work and the Professional Counselor3
EDC 576Consult & Coord In Guid & Couns3
EDC 504Organization & Administration of School Counseling Programs3
EDC 505School Counselors Working with Diverse Learners3
EDC 559Human Exceptionality for Counselors3
Field Experience Requirements 1
EDC 590Practicum in School Counseling3
EDC 601Counseling Internship Elementary School3
EDC 602Counseling Internship Secondary School3
Total Minimum Credits Required51

 Courses meet CACREP accreditation requirements.

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 sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Full-Time/Four Regular Semesters

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
EDC 503 Professional Orientation to Counseling 1 3
EDC 567 Group Dynamics 1 3
EDC 570 Fundamentals of the Helping Relationship 1 3
EDC 571 Counseling Theory and Techniques 1 3
EDC 505 School Counselors Working with Diverse Learners 3
EDC 506 Counseling Research Methods and Program Evaluation 1 3
EDC 576 Consult & Coord In Guid & Couns 3
EDC 590 Practicum in School Counseling 3
Year Two
EDC 504 Organization & Administration of School Counseling Programs 3
EDC 556 Career Development Theories and Practices 3
EDC 559 Human Exceptionality for Counselors 3
EDC 601 Counseling Internship Elementary School 3
EDC 520 Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling 2 3
EDC 521 Human Development Through Life Span 2 3
EDC 552 Trauma and Crisis Intervention Work and the Professional Counselor 2 3
EDC 572 Fundamentals of Assessment, Diagnosis, and Mental Health Intervention 3
EDC 602 Counseling Internship Secondary School 3
 Total Credits51

Degree Candidacy courses must be completed before the student's 9th course.


Class suggested to be completed during the summer term

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. Newly 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.