Completion of the program requires 16 Core Courses, including a one semester (3 credits) practicum course and a two semester (6 credits) Internship. Successful completion of the program requires 48 credits. Students may choose to attend full-time or part-time. Full-time attendance is at least nine credits (3 courses) per semester and part-time is at least six credits (two courses) per semester.
In addition to the Eastern University requirements for the MA in School Counseling, applicants must also meet the requirements of Pennsylvania State Law (Chapter 354) in order to be eligible for certification. Prior to certification, Chapter 354 regulations require that candidates have either an overall GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.0 in the last 48 credits of graduate level academic work and the successful completion of the PAPA and PRAXIS II exams.
Note: there are different requirements for applicants that hold or do not hold a valid Pennsylvania Department of Education School Certification (e.g. Teacher Certification). School Counseling Chapter 354 Requirements.