M.S. School Counseling

The CACREP accredited School Counseling program is designed to prepare entry-level school counselors. The 60-hour program is comprised of coursework, a semester-long practicum and a two-semester internship of a at least 600 hours. Participants are prepared to apply for certification as a School Counselor (school guidance counselor). Working closely with faculty, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of current issues and theories in school counseling and the role of the school guidance program across the domains of academic, career, and personal/social development. The student will acquire individual and group counseling and classroom facilitation skills, as well as consultation and collaboration skills. The practicum and internship experiences will allow students to apply their understanding of the theory and research in highly supervised K-12 educational settings.

Program Requirements

CO 700Orientation to the Professions of Counseling and Human Relat3
CO 702Human Growth and Development3
CO 703Research and Program Evaluation3
CO 704Social and Cultural Diversity3
CO 705Theories of Counseling3
CO 710Counseling Techniques3
CO 711Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling3
CO 712Group Process3
CO 721Assessment in Counseling3
CO 722Career Development and Counseling3
CO 723Practices in Counseling Young Children and Adolescents3
CO 805Addictions Counseling: Treatment and Contemporary Issues3
CO 827Crisis Intervention3
CO 890Practicum6
CO 891Counseling Internship I3
CO 892Counseling Internship II3
ED 701Introduction to School Guidance Counseling3
ED 705The Changing Role of the School Counselor3
Elective3
Total Hours60

Note: In order to receive certification as a school counselor in the State of Maine, students must take an approved course for Teaching Exceptional Students in the Classroom at either the graduate or undergraduate level. At Husson, the course is ED 321 Educating Exceptional Students.