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Counselor Education Office 
1160 McDermott Dr., Suite 102
West Chester, PA 19380–4022
Call: (610) 436-2559
Fax: (610) 425-7432
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Advising Sheet for M. Ed. Elementary School Counseling
Courses meet CACREP Accreditation Requirements
48 Credits

 

I Common Core (27 Credits)

# EDC 503 Professional Orientation to Counseling Fall, Spring, Summer I
# EDC 567 Group Dynamics Fall, Spring, Summer II
# EDC 570 Fundamentals of the Helping Relationship Fall, Spring, Summer I
# EDC 571 Counseling Theory and Techniques Fall, Spring, Summer II
#* EDC 540 Assessment Methods for Counselors Fall, Spring, Summer II
  EDC 520 Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling Fall, Spring, Summer II
  EDC 521 Human Development Through the Life Span Fall, Spring, Summer I
* EDF 502 Methods and Materials of Research for Counselors
(PREQ: EDC 540)
Fall, Spring, Summer II
  EDC 556 Career Development Theories and Practices
(must be taken before or concurrently with first internship course)
Fall, Spring, Summer I

[Note that Degree Candidacy must be completed before your 9th course]
 

II Specialty Requirements (12 credits)

  EDF 577 School Counseling Strategies for Change
(must be taken before practicum course)
Fall, Spring
  EDC 576 Consultation and Coordination in Guidance and Counseling
(must be taken before internship)
Fall, Spring, Summer II
  EDC 504 Organization and Administration of School Counseling Programs
(must be taken before or concurrently with first internship course)
Fall, Spring, Summer I
  EDC 559 Human Exceptionality for Counselors
(must be taken before or concurrently with first internship course))
Fall, Spring, Summer I

 

III Field Experience Requirements (9 credits)

  EDC 590 Practicum in School Counseling Fall, Spring

School Practicum includes a minimum of 100 hours, 60 on site with a minimum of 40 direct hours in an approved school setting.

(PREQ: EDC 503, 567, 570, 577; (EDC 571 must be taken before or concurrently))

Application required - Department registers student in practicum course

  EDC 601
 
 
Counseling Internship Elementary
PREQ: EDC 540, 590, 576
EDC 504, 556 and EDC 597 must be completed
before or taken concurrently with EDC 601
Fall, Spring

Degree Candidacy and Formal Application to Teacher Education (FATE) Must be Completed before student is admitted into Internship

Comprehensive exam must be completed during the last semester.
Application required- Department registers student in internship course

Elementary Internships must be completed with a minimum of 600 on-site hours over at least two semesters in an environment that includes grades K-6 e.g. Elementary School K-5 or Middle School 5-8. Student may choose the option of three consecutive Internship courses to complete the 600 hour internship requirement. Each 3 credit internship course has a 200 hour minimum requirement.
 

*denotes a course offered through the Dept. of Professional and Secondary Education

#denotes a course required for Degree Candidacy. These courses must be taken before your 9th course
 

12-2-2013