Master of Arts in Education: Educational and Clinical Counseling with an Embedded Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling

Department of School Counseling and School Psychology: (626) 815-5424

The Master of Arts in Education: Educational and Clinical Counseling degree is offered as a 60-unit program that encompasses the 48-unit M.A.Ed. in Educational Counseling degree and 12 additional units required by the State Board of Behavioral Sciences for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) eligibility. The program prepares candidates to obtain a Pupil Personnel Services Credential necessary to work in K-12 school settings. The program also provides a clinical emphasis and will satisfy the coursework requirements set forth for California state licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Please contact the department or program director for specific information pertaining to the benefits of this particular degree option.

Course Sequence

Please obtain academic advising prior to initial registration.

Term 1
EDCO 533Counseling Theories and Techniques 13
EDCO 550Crisis/Trauma Response and Interventions 13
EDCO 557Human Growth, Development, and Learning 13
EDCO 593Historical Development of School Counseling and School Psychology 13
Term 2
EDCO 545Positive Behavior Supports and Classroom Intervention 13
EDCO 555Group Counseling Skills 13
EDCO 575Clinical Practica 13
EDCO 592Foundations and Ethics in Research 13
Term 3
EDCO 528Community, Family, and School Collaboration 13
EDCO 535Professionalism, Ethics, and Law 13
Term 4
EDCO 534Assessment, Measurements, and Testing of Individuals3
EDCO 549Career Development Theories and Techniques3
EDCO 579Sociocultural Competence3
EDCO 587PPS Leadership, Ethics, and Professionalism3
Term 5
Select one of the following:6
School Counseling Fieldwork 1
and School Counseling Fieldwork 2 (300 hours)
School Counseling Internship 1
and School Counseling Internship 2 (300 hours)
Students completing the Master of Arts in Educational and Clinical Counseling must complete the following prior to receiving degree:
Term 1
EDCO 571Introduction to Clinical Practice: Basic Skills3
EDCO 572Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology3
Term 2
EDCO 573Addictions, Assessment, and Interventions3
EDCO 574Introduction to Clinical Practice: Advanced Skills3
Total Units60
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Prerequisites for fieldwork/internship