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School Counseling

School Counseling

Program Overview

The Fall 2021 application cycle opened October 1, 2020. The Fall 2021 application deadline is December 4, 2020.

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The School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential program prepares school counselors to act as social justice advocates and agents of change in urban schools and diverse multicultural settings. We endorse the use of data-informed decision-making and evidence-based practices to effect systemic change in schools and the community.  As leaders of educational reform and the profession, our school counselors are trained to advocate for equity, achievement, and opportunity for all students. The American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Model, which promotes a balanced, holistic approach that considers the academic, career, and social/emotional development of K-12 students, serves as a base for our program.

Program Highlights

  • Complete Master's degree and PPS credential concurrently
  • Fieldwork component provides opportunity for application of content
  • Cohort model creates a personalized setting for learning and advising

Learning Outcomes

Our programs learning outcomes are aligned with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Program Standards and Performance Expectations. These Standards focus on the following areas:

  • Foundations of School Counseling Professional Standards
  • Professionalism, Ethics, and Legal Mandates
  • Student Academic Development
  • Student College and Career Development
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Educational Foundations: Growth and Development, Learning Theory, Academic Achievement
  • Leadership and Advocacy in Social Justice, Equity, and Access
  • Program Development
  • Research, Program Evaluation, and Technology

School Counseling Resources

For additional information related to professional licensure and certification related to this program, please see the CSULB Credential Center website.