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School Counseling

Direct Entry

In Fall 2009, the Kansas State Department of Education developed the Parallel Pathways initiative - now called Direct Entry: School Counseling - 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 this program 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 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.

Direct Entry Candidates must complete an additional 70 clock hours of field experience in schools to meet KSDE School Counselor license requirements. Completion will be prearranged with program faculty to occur during enrollment in program coursework.

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

To complete the program, you will need to complete the following forms and activities.