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Counselor Education

 

Counselor Education Office 
1160 McDermott Dr., Suite 102
West Chester, PA 19380–4022
Call: (610) 436-2559
Fax: (610) 425-7432
eowens@wcupa.edu


M. S. Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs
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)

  EDC 530 Introduction to Student Affairs
(must be taken before or concurrently with practicum)
Spring
  EDC 531 Theories of American College Student Development
(must be taken before or concurrently with first internship course)
Fall
  EDC 532 Leadership and Management in Student Affairs Spring
  ======> Electives 3 credits
       

III Field Experience Requirements (9 credits)

  EDC 592
 
 
 
Practicum in Higher Education Student Affairs
(PREQ: EDC 503, 567, 570, 571; (EDC 530 or EDC 531 must be
completed before or taken concurrently with EDC 592)
Application required- Department registers student in practicum course
Higher Education Practicum includes a minimum of 100 hours, 60 on site
with a minimum of 40 direct hours in an approved higher education setting.
Fall, Spring
 
 
 
 
  EDC 600
 
 
 
Counseling Internship in Higher Education
PREQ: EDC 540, 592:
(EDC 556 )EDC 531 must be completed before or taken concurrently
with first internship
Application required - Department registers student in internship course
Fall, Spring
 
 
 
 

Degree Candidacy must be Completed before student is admitted into Internship

Comprehensive exam must be completed during the last semester.

Higher Education Internships must be completed with a minimum of 600 on-site hours over at least two semesters in a higher education environment. Each 3 credit internship course has a 200 hour minimum requirement. Student may use Internship course as Elective if they choose the option of three consecutive courses to complete 600 hour internship 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