Master of Education with Certification in School Counseling

Millersville University

Program Description

Master of Education with Certification in School Counseling

Millersville University

Master of Education with Certification in School Counseling

Counseling psychologists try to foster and to improve normal human functioning throughout individuals' lifespan by helping them solve problems, make decisions and cope with the stresses of everyday life. Using techniques such as observation, interviewing, administering interest inventories, or other tests, counseling psychologists aid people who are coping with difficulties in a particular aspect of their lives. Their clients are not usually mentally or emotionally ill, but they are often upset, anxious, or struggling with some conflict that may be within them or in their environment. Psychologists try to foster and to improve normal human functioning throughout individuals' lifespan by helping them solve problems, make decisions and cope with the stresses of everyday life. Using techniques such as observation, interviewing, administering interest inventories, or other tests, counseling psychologists aid people who are coping with difficulties in a particular aspect of their lives. Their clients are not usually mentally or emotionally ill, but they are often upset, anxious, or struggling with some conflict that may be within them or in their environment.

Some examples of counseling would be helping individuals to stop smoking, aiding a college student in adjusting to campus life, or consulting on physical problems that might be psychologically-based. In helping people solve their problems, make decisions, and cope with everyday stresses, the counseling psychologist actually is working in preventive health. While many counseling psychologists do work in academic settings, an increasing number are employed in health care institutions, such as community mental health centers or private clinics.

Prerequisites for Master of Education with Certification in School Counseling

  • Psychology courses (6 semester hours)
  • Education courses (6 semester hours)

 Professional Core Area (6 semester hours)

Choose one of the following:

  • EDFN 601- Methods of Research
  • PSCY 612- Research Design & Statistical Analysis

Choose one of the following:

  • EDFN 511- Comparative Education
  • EDFN 590- Social Foundations of Education
  • EDFN 603- Philosophy of Education
  • EDFN 604- Education and Public Policy



Phase I Core (12 semester hours)

  • PSYC 530- Child Development within the Family System
  • SCCN 612- Study of the Individual
  • SCCN 621- Counseling Theory & Practice I
  • SCCN 645- Career Development



Phase II Core (12 semester hours)


  • SCCN 622- Group Procedures in Counseling
  • SCCN 630- Multi-Cultural Counseling
  • SCCN 631- Appraisal Techniques
  • SCCN 651- Counseling Theory & Practice II



Phase III Core (6 semester hours)


  • SCCN 657- Brief Counseling
  • SCCN 671- Guidance Program Development

Certification in School Counseling (9-12 semester hours)

  • PSYC 540- Classroom Intervention
  • PSYC 646- Consultation
  • SPED 600- Orientation to Special Education
  • SCCN 675- Supervised Practicum in Elementary or SCCN 676- Supervised Practicum in Secondary

Deadline dates:

  • January 15
  • June 1, if space available
  • October 1

Examinations: GRE


Interview required.

Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Costs

Graduate Student Total Per Credit Cost:

$564/credit

Graduate PA Resident Tuition, General fee and Technology fee

$795/credit

Graduate Non-Resident Tuition, General fee and Technology fee

$580.50/credit

Graduate Non-Resident Tuition, General fee and Technology fee online programs (MSEM and Gifted Certificate)

Cost Breakdown:

$442/credit

PA Resident Tuition

$663/credit

PA Non-Resident Tuition

$499/credit

Non-Resident online programs (MSEM and Gifted Certificate) Tuition

General Fee (required fee)*

$101 – per credit (up to 11 credits)

$50.50 – per credit online programs (MSEM and Gifted Certificate)

$1,213.50 maximum – (12 or more credits)

Tuition Technology Fee (required fee)*

PA Resident $21 per credit

Non-Resident $31 per credit

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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