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Master of Education in School Counseling
The Master of Education in School Counseling program is designed to prepare individuals for a school counseling position in the elementary, middle, or high school. This degree is nationally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and its successful completion will qualify the student for a Washington Initial Educational Staff Associate (ESA) PK-12 certificate as a school counselor.
A year-long (9-credit) internship comprises a part of the degree program in school counseling. This vital, integrative experience in which students conduct supervised counseling in a school setting, has as its primary objective the provision of practical experiences in the duties and activities of the school counselor. The internship includes a minimum of 450 hours participation in a variety of meaningful activities related to the competencies required by the state of Washington knowledge base for school counselors (WAC 180- 78A-270) as well as those recommended by the School of Education.
It is recommended but not required for admission that applicants for this program have previously obtained working as an educator (e.g., teacher, para-educator, teacher's assistant) and/or a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, education, or a related field with one to two years' professional experience assisting children. Exceptions must be approved through the chair of school counseling by calling 206.281.2453.
SCHOOL COUNSELING: MASTER'S DEGREE WITH ESA CERTIFICATION SCHOOL COUNSELING REQUIREMENTS (68-71 credits)
Professional Core (18 credits)
EDU 6085 Moral Issues in Education (3)
EDU 6120 American Education: Past and Present (3)
EDU 6655 Human Development and Principles of Learning (3)
EDU 6975 Interpreting and Applying Educational Research I (3)
EDU 6976 Interpreting and Applying Educational Research II (3)
Major Courses (41 credits)
EDCO 6600 Introduction to Systems Theory (1)
EDCO 6670 Introduction to School Counseling (4)
EDCO 6671 Counseling Theory and Practice I (3)
EDCO 6672 Organization and Administration of K–12 Guidance Programs (3)
EDCO 6930 Counseling Theory and Practice II (3)
EDCO 6931 Counseling Theory and Practice III (3)
EDCO 6673 Group Counseling in the Schools (3)
EDCO 6674 Introduction to Psychoeducational Assessment (3)
EDCO 6675 Legal and Ethical Issues for School Professionals (3)
EDCO 6676 Students at Risk: Assessment and Intervention (3)
EDCO 6677 Multicultural Counseling in the Schools (3)
EDCO 6678 Advanced Developmental Foundations (3)
EDCO 6679 Career Counseling in the Schools (3)
EDCO 6680 Special Education: Program and Methods (3)
Internship (9 credits)
EDCO 6940 School Counseling Internship (3,3,3)
Note: The internship requires a minimum of 450 hours spread over an entire school year (three quarters). Interns register for 3 credits per quarter.
SCHOOL COUNSELING "CERTIFICATE ONLY" PROGRAM
All applicants must also have a personal interview with the school counseling faculty.