As a School Counseling degree seeking student, you have seven years to complete your degree. Most candidates average one to two courses per semester, taking approximately 2 1/2 - 3 years to successfully complete the program.
Courses taken at another institution and accepted for transfer to apply toward the degree must fall within the seven-year limitation.
Traditional Program (licensed Kansas teachers) - 48 hours total
Online classes are italicized
|SC 700||Introduction to Secondary School Counseling||3 hrs|
|SC 705||Introduction to Elementary/Middle School Counseling||3 hrs|
|SC 710||Multicultural Issues in Counseling and Related Fields||3 hrs|
|SC 715||Parenting and Parent Consultation||3 hrs|
|RE 732||Psychosocial Development and Disability||3 hrs|
|SC 805||Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling||1 hr|
|SC 810||Pre-Practicum: Counseling Skills Development||2 hrs|
|SC 820||Assessment in Schools||3 hrs|
||Career Counseling and Development||3 hrs|
|CE 825||Counseling Theories||3 hrs|
|CE 830||Group Processes in Counseling||3 hrs|
|SC 860||Leadership and Advocacy||3 hrs|
*Electives - to be approved by advisor
Non Thesis Option
|ER 752||Analysis of Research||3 hrs|
|ER 851||Research Design and Writing||3 hrs|
|SC 895||Thesis||3 hrs|
Practicum and Internship
|SC 871||Supervised Practicum in School Counseling||3 hrs|
|SC 881||School Counseling Internship||6 hrs|
The Department of Counselor Education offers relevant course electives in areas that are addressed minimally in many traditional human service and psychology programs which include:
- Anger Management
- Counseling Boys and Men
- Crisis Prevention
- Grief, Death and Bereavement Counseling
- Advanced Behavior Intervention
In addition, Counselor Education offers numerous professional development workshops and seminars on a variety of topics for both current students and professionals already working in the field. Educational experiences are designed to expose students to alternatives, strategies, and possible interventions available that may facilitate growth and adjustment of individuals served.
Direct Entry (formerly called Parallel Pathways)
Previously, School Counselors were required to have a current teaching license and have two years of teaching experience. 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. This allows people with bachelor's degrees in other fields to enter a master's program in School Counseling.