Specific Requirements (2012-13 catalog)
||Introduction to Counseling and Intervention
||Introduction to Ethical Practice of School Counseling
||Advanced Counseling and Intervention
||Group Leadership and Intervention
||Cultural and Community Issues in Counseling
||Practicum in School Counseling
||Children and Youth In Developmental Context
||Leadership and Systems Change
||Transition to Work and Career
||Best Practices in School Counseling
||Supervision and Mentoring in School Counseling I
||Supervision and Mentoring in School Counseling II
||Consultation and Indirect Intervention
||Collaboration for Inclusive Schooling
||Research and Evaluation Methods
||Positive Behavioral Supports
The School Counseling program also requires the following:
Fieldwork and Internship: Candidates must complete the Practicum in School Counseling course and a minimum of 100 hours of practica fieldwork prior to beginning the final fieldwork or internship in CSPU 620 and 621. A minimum of 600 hours of post-practicum fieldwork or internship is required to apply for the credential. Most of these hours must be done in a public school setting at two different levels. All hours must be under the supervision of an experienced professional who holds a PPS credential in school counseling.
Applications for the practicum in School Counseling must be filed with the clinical coordinator at least two terms prior to the session in which a student plans to begin student teaching (or by the deadline established at the campus of residence). All Credential and Program requirements must be met prior to starting any practicum courses.
Exit Interview: Credential candidates must successfully complete an exit interview, a professional portfolio, and a capstone project to exit the program. Candidates who wish to earn a Master of Arts in Counseling must meet all the course requirements and earn a score of 550 or higher on the ETS Praxis Examination in Counseling and Guidance (#0420).
Upon successfully completion of all degree and credential and program requirements, graduates may apply to be recommended to the CTC for their PPSC credential. Candidates may do this by filling out the on-line Recommendation Form on the School of Education Services page on MyBrandman. The candidates application is then reviewed and recommended by the Teacher Accreditation Department to the CTC for the credential.