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MA in School Counseling

What makes the MA in School Counseling Program at Eastern unique?

  • You are an integral part of our ethnically and culturally diverse community
  • You benefit from small class sizes, individualized instruction, and classes taught by Christian faculty who are also actively working in the field
  • Your course options include weekday evenings and a combination of on-campus and online courses to accommodate your work schedule and lifestyle
  • You gain a solid foundation in research-based counseling skills and theories
  • You learn to function as an advocate for the successful academic, social, and emotional development of children and adolescents
  • You select your own practicum and internship sites in surrounding community schools
  • You meet the competency areas established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and those set by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA)
  • You also meet the educational requirements for the Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS)
  • You graduate from this 48-credit degree program with educational coursework and practicum/internship requirements for dual certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in both elementary and secondary School Counseling

The mission of the School Counseling program is to train you, the Masters level graduate, to:

  • Be a successful K-12 school counselor
  • Function as an advocate for your students
  • Promote the welfare of the entire learning community
  • Use evidenced-based practices
  • Be certified as an elementary and secondary school counselor in Pennsylvania
  • Meet the eight educational content requirements for licensing as a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Successfully obtain credentialing as a Licensed Behavior Specialist

Next Class Start Date

Now accepting applications for an August 2015 class start in St. Davids, PA.

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