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Welcome to the School Counseling Program!

Congratulations to our new faculty member, Dr. Laura Owen!

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Congratulations Class of 2014!

Program Design

The program consists of two years of full-time graduate study.

Students enter a 60 unit Masters of Science (MS) degree in Counseling with a specialization in School Counseling and the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential for School Counseling.

Students begin taking courses in Summer (2014) prior to the Fall Semester. First year students have class onsite in schools a minimum of one day per week. Second year students are on school sites a minimum of two full days a week.

Program Mission

The mission of the SDSU School Counseling program is to prepare school counselors to become leaders, advocates and systems change agents in our diverse schools. As an integral part of the total educational program for student success, school counselors learn to design, develop, implement and evaluate their comprehensive school counseling program to ensure that every student receives developmentally appropriate competencies in academic, career and personal/social development. School counselors become professional student advocates who promote equity and access to a rigorous education for every student and who work to prevent and remove barriers to learning. Our School Counseling graduates develop themselves as culturally competent leaders in educational reform and social justice in the schools and communities they serve.

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Program Details

  • Download the Sequence of Study for Full-Time Students
  • In addition to classes, students are also required to work in different schools sites immediately into the program. With the help of a site supervisor, students are able to develop their counseling skills and focus on student's academic, personal/social, and career development.
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