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Welcome to the School Counseling Program!

Program Design

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

Students enter a 62 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 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 sustaining leaders in educational transformation and social justice in the schools and communities they serve.


2018 CESCaL 3rd Annual Supporting Access to Higher Education for Immigrant & Undocumented Students Conference

February Registration Flyer 2 February Registration Flyer 3

 To learn more about the conference and how to register or participate, please click here.


Fieldwork Information Day 2018

Dear School Sites,

Thank you for your interest in hosting a SDSU graduate school counseling student for the 2018-2019 academic year!

For reference, you will find the link to the presentation HERE.

To support our students in selecting a site that best fits their future professional goals and needs, it is IMPORTANT that sites/supervisors complete the required School Profile Survey (HERE) by Friday, March 20, 2018.

We are very excited about the opportunity for SDSU students to select your school as a fieldwork placement for the 2017-2018 school year!  If you have any questions and/or inquiries, please feel free to email our Graduate Assistants at


Application Open House 2017


To view the most up-to-date Open House presentation, please click here


Future School Counselor Day 2017

 To view the most up-to-date Future School Counselor Day presentation, please click here

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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.

We are looking for prospective students who:

  • Have a desire to counsel and guide students in academic, career and personal/social development in school settings
  • Are passionate advocates for students in schools
  • Demonstrate interest in working with diverse children, adolescents and their families in school
  • Are motivated, empathetic, committed and responsive to working for social justice and equity in school and community contexts
  • Have skills in critical thinking, professional writing ability, are good oral presenters, and are intellectually flexible and insightful
  • Are responsible for their own learning
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor, are dependable, and ethically appropriate
  • Are self aware and culturally competent
  • Demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the learning of others
  • Show courage and commitment to work on their own personal issues that may interfere in their work with clients
  • Have the desire to be a leader in systemic change
 Still have questions?
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Office Hours: 11am-1pm on Tuesdays by appointment (Closed during summer session: 5/9-8/29)