MA in School Counseling
The mission of the School Counseling program is to train masters level graduates who 1) function as advocates for their students, 2) promote the welfare of the entire learning community, 3) use evidenced-based practices, 4) are academically prepared to seek Pennsylvania certification as elementary and secondary school counselors, and 5) are educationally prepared for the Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor (meets the eight educational content areas) and Behavior Specialist License.
Eastern University offers a Master of Arts in School Counseling Degree, training students to become successful school counselors in K-12 school settings. The Master of Arts in School Counseling Program is distinctive in many important ways:
- Courses are taught by Christian faculty who are actively engaged in the field.
- Evening and blended courses (a combination of on-line and on-ground delivery) to accommodate the working student.
- Students gain a solid foundation in research-based counseling skills and theories to function as advocates for the successful academic, social, and emotional development of children and adolescents.
- Students select their own practicum and internship sites in surrounding community schools.
- Students work toward certification in both Elementary and Secondary certification (Dual Certification).
This 48-credit degree program leads to Certification in School Counseling in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Graduate students receive training in the competency areas established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and those set by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA).
- School Counseling Dual-Cert Full-time Program of Study¬†
- School Counseling Dual-Cert Part-time Program of Study
- School Counseling Course Descriptions
- School Counseling Degree Requirements
- School Counseling Handbook