Department of
Counselor Education

 

Parallel Pathways

 

In Fall 2009, the Kansas State Department of Education developed the Parallel Pathways initiative to license additional School Counselors to serve in high need areas of Kansas. 

School Counselors were previously required to have a current teaching license and have two years of teaching experience.  This requirement is waived under the Parallel Pathways legislation allowing people with  bachelor's degrees in other fields to enter a master's program in School Counseling. 

The additional requirements needed to complete the Parallel Pathways program will include six hours of field experience to gain first hand knowledge of the school environment and the responsibilities necessary to provide School Counseling services.

 

Program of Study (54 hours)

SC 700

Introduction to Secondary School Counseling

3 hrs

SC 701

School Counseling Field Experience

1  hr

SC 705

Introduction to Elementary/Middle School Counseling

3 hrs

SC 706

School Counseling Field Experience

1 hrs

SC 710

Multicultural Counseling

3 hrs

SC 711

School Counseling Field Experience

1 hr

SC 715

Parenting and Parent Consultation

3 hrs

SC 716

School Counseling Field Experience

1 hr

SC 805

Professional and Ethical Issues Counseling

1 hr

CE 810

Pre-Practicum: Counseling Skills Development

2 hrs

CE 820

Career Counseling and Development

3 hrs

SC 821

School Counseling Field Experience

1 hr

CE 825

Counseling Theories

3 hrs

CE 830

Group Processes in Counseling

3 hrs

SC 860

Leadership and Advocacy

3 hrs

SC 861

School Counseling Field Experience

1 hr

SC 871

Supervised Practicum in School Counseling

3 hrs

SC 881

School Counseling Internship

6 hrs

SD 820

Assessment in Schools

3 hrs

ER 752

Analysis of Research

3 hrs

RE 732

Psychosocial Development & Disability  

3 hrs

Electives

3 hrs

 

Field Experience Documents 

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Guidelines, Verification Form, and On-Site Mentors Forms
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Placement Form

 

Field Experience Activities

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SC700X: Introduction to Secondary School Counseling
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SC705X: Introduction to Elementary/Middle School Counseling
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SC710A: Multicultural Counseling
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SC715: Parenting & Parent Consultation
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CE820X: Career Counseling
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