Santa Clara University - School Of Education & Counseling Psychology

Introduction

Guided by strong dedication to academic excellence and service to society, the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University educates compassionate, competent, and ethical professionals committed to meaningful and supportive engagement with diverse people, schools, and communities built on the foundation of our Core Values.

Who We Are

WhoWeAre

You have found us because you are interested in making a difference in the world: You want to have a positive impact on children, families, individuals, and your community. You are called to education or counseling in some way, and we believe that our programs are the ideal place for you to explore these interests, deepen your skills, understanding and knowledge, and embark on a new career.

We invite you to explore our MA programs in Counseling Psychology, Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Interdisciplinary Education, as well as the opportunities available through the Center for Professional Development and Jerry Smith’s Coaching for Life Academy. In many areas of education, we have programs specially tailored to Catholic educators as well as those for public, charter and independent school students.

At Santa Clara University, we are mission and values driven. In our work, we are inspired by the Jesuit traditions of:

Educating men and women for others Our purpose is not just to provide you with an education, but also to inspire you to use that education in the service of others.

Cultivating leadership with a purpose We will help you develop your capacity for leadership in whichever field you pursue, but Jesuit leadership is centered on making the world a better place.

Intellectual depth and challenge We will challenge you intellectually to explore new ideas and points of view, and to learn new ways of looking at the world around you.

“Cura Personalis” or “Educating the whole person” While challenging you intellectually, we also focus on educating the whole person, with individualized attention to the needs of students and an appreciation of what each of us brings to our work.

We are dedicated to serving the racially and ethnically diverse Bay Area in ways that are meaningful and effective. Our Latino Counseling program is unique and allows Counseling Psychology students to gain specialized knowledge to better serve diverse communities. Similarly, our partnership with the Foundation for Hispanic Education and the availability of education courses on our East San Jose campus enable students the chance to learn about teaching in the context of several highly effective charter schools targeted to the needs of a community not always well served in education.

We are excited by the work our faculty and students do here at the School of Education and Counseling Psychology. You are joining a community of scholars, teachers, and counselors whose commitment to social justice and having a positive impact can be seen in all their work. At Santa Clara University, we offer you the opportunity to explore how counseling psychology and education can be a vehicle to improving lives, organizations, and communities in a wide range of contexts.

We invite you to explore our degree programs and the opportunities available to you here at SCU. Dig around on the website; call and ask questions; come to an information session, or visit a class in session. Come join us!

Mission & Vision

Guided by strong dedication to academic excellence and service to society, the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University educates compassionate, competent, and ethical professionals committed to meaningful and supportive engagement with diverse people, schools, and communities.

Core Values

  1. Academic Excellence Through Engaged Teaching and Learning
    We believe the advancement of knowledge, theory, research, and application is facilitated through active and engaged teaching and learning practices focused on the development of students’ professional competence, conscience, and compassion.
  2. Education of the Whole Person (Cura Personalis)
    We believe meaningful comprehensive learning occurs when student learning encompasses and integrates both personal and professional development in service to humanity. We also believe that learning is a constant and continues after graduation and beyond. This approach supports an open and welcome respect for all religious and philosophical traditions and is derived from the centuries-old Jesuit educational mission and Catholic identity.
  3. Multiculturalism and Social Justice
    We believe education is enriched by valuing people from all backgrounds (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, language, culture, religion, economic status, age, ability, etc.). Moreover, we are committed to serve and advocate with underrepresented, underserved, and disenfranchised populations locally and globally.
  4. Innovative Education for Conscience and Compassion
    In order to meet the needs of diverse learners and to reach individuals, schools, and communities most effectively, we commit to the idea that education must innovate and move beyond standard practices by using cutting-edge technologies and pedagogical approaches.


This school offers programs in:
  • English

Accreditations

Santa Clara University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The following credentials are offered by the School of Education and Counseling Psychology and accredited by the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing:

  • Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential
  • General Education Clear Credential
  • Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
  • Clear Administrative Services Credential

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences has approved Santa Clara University's programs for both MFT and LPCC training.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 USA Santa Clara

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides an intensive 90-unit Master of Arts program for students. Students may opt to include any of our three emphasis areas in Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, or Latino Counseling to their degree. An emphasis functions like a minor. Students not electing an emphasis may choose from a variety of electives to expand their knowledge in various areas. [+]

Units: 90 quarter units (3 quarter units = 2 semester units) Program Length: 3 years(full-time) Tracks: LPCC, MFT, LPCC/MFT, and No Track Emphasis Options: Latino counseling, correctional psychology, and health psychology Start Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer Instructional Method: On campus The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides an intensive 90-unit Master of Arts program for students. Students may opt to include any of our three emphasis areas in Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, or Latino Counseling to their degree. An emphasis functions like a minor. Students not electing an emphasis may choose from a variety of electives to expand their knowledge in various areas. The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology has four tracks: MFT Track LPCC Track Joint MFT/LPCC Track No Track MFT Track The California Board of Behavioral Sciences bases the MFT Track on California State regulations, guidelines suggested by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and curriculum approval. Students choosing this track are qualified to sit for a MFT license exam after completing course work, practicum, and clinical hours in the State of California. Click here for Course Sequence LPCC Track The California Board of Behavioral Sciences bases the LPCC Track on California State regulations, guidelines from the California Coalition for Counselor Licensure, and curriculum approval. Students choosing this track are qualified to sit for a LPCC license exam after completing course work, practicum, and clinical hours. The LPCC is a portable degree, meaning... [-]

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 months August 2017 USA Santa Clara + 1 more

The Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration comprises the 36 units of coursework required for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (which is accredited by the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing) plus an additional 9 units of elective coursework. Candidates pursuing the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential may earn the Master of Arts degree by completing three additional elective courses chosen in collaboration with the academic advisor. [+]

Units: 45 quarter units (15 courses) Program Length: 1.5 - 2 years; full-time/part-time Start Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer Instructional Method: On campus The Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration comprises the 36 units of coursework required for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (which is accredited by the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing) plus an additional 9 units of elective coursework. Candidates pursuing the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential may earn the Master of Arts degree by completing three additional elective courses chosen in collaboration with the academic advisor. The Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration is also appropriate for individuals who earned their Preliminary Administrative Services Credential by examination and seek to strengthen their knowledge base, and for individuals who do not hold a teaching or pupil personnel credential but want to develop their knowledge of administration and leadership in educational settings in order to pursue careers in private schools or to prepare for doctoral study. This program addresses the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. Curriculum Course Title Units EDUC 360 Organizational Leadership 3 EDUC 361 Instructional Leadership 3 EDUC 362 Organizational Behavior 3 EDUC 363 Organizational Governance and Law 3 EDUC 364 Leadership Field Lab 3 EDUC 365 Human Resource Development 3 EDUC 366 Community Leadership 3 EDUC 367 Contextual Field Lab 3 EDUC 368 Program Evaluation 3 Choose One ... [-]

Master of Arts in Teaching + Teaching Credential (MATTC)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 USA Santa Clara + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Teaching + Teaching Credential (MATTC) program is the first step for individuals who want to attain their multiple subject (MS) or single subject (SS) preliminary teaching credential. At the conclusion of the program, candidates earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and a recommendation for a California SB2042 Multiple Subject or Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential. It is not possible for a student to pursue only a teaching credential or only a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. [+]

Units: Multiple Subjects—56; Single Subject—50 Credentialing: Preliminary single subject and multiple subject Program Length: 1 year(full-time)or 2 years (part-time) Start Dates: Fall, Winter, or Summer Instructional Method: On campus The Master of Arts in Teaching + Teaching Credential (MATTC) program is the first step for individuals who want to attain their multiple subject (MS) or single subject (SS) preliminary teaching credential. At the conclusion of the program, candidates earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and a recommendation for a California SB2042 Multiple Subject or Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential. It is not possible for a student to pursue only a teaching credential or only a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. The MATTC program prepares individuals to become effective, equitable, and ethical teachers. The program fully integrates: (a) the professional coursework and clinical field experiences required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; (b) master’s-level expectations for academic rigor and richness; and (c) focused engagement in and consideration of the ethical dimensions of teaching practice. Master of Arts in Teaching + Teaching Credential - Single Subject This credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes such as those in most middle schools and high schools. California teaching credentials are available in the following subject areas: agriculture, art, business, English, foundational-level mathematics, health science, home economics, industrial and technology education, languages other than English, mathematics, music, physical education, biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, physics, and social science. Individuals entering the single-subject program... [-]

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Santa Clara University
School of Education and Counseling Psychology
Guadalupe Hall
455 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, California, 95050 US
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