Explore major development theories and how to apply them in the Master of Science in Educational Counseling with PPSC Credential Option program. This program allows you to choose between two paths: earning the MS in Educational Counseling alone or earning the MS in Education Counseling with the Pupil Personnel School Counseling Credential (PPSC).
Throughout the educational counseling program, you’ll gain an understanding of the impact of school behavior and learning through various stages of human development. You’ll also develop the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate for and optimize the academic success of your students.
This program is aligned with national standards and prepares candidates to be K-12 school counselors or for work in institutions of higher education. Candidates enrolled in the degree and/or credential program are not awarded the master’s degree until they have successfully completed all coursework, the action research project, and the PRAXIS exam.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Distinguish among major developmental theories (personality, social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development) and chronological stages of life-long human development and the impact of these stages on school behavior and learning.]
- Differentiate relevant social and diversity concerns and crises of individuals and groups of students.
- Implement comprehensive guidance programs based on relevant data that has been developed and implemented by the student.
- Implement individual counseling skills and techniques to help students cope with personal and interpersonal problems appreciating the diversity of each student.
- Implement group counseling skills and techniques to help students cope with personal and interpersonal problems appreciating the diversity of each student.
- Integrate positive consultative and collaborative skills and techniques in communication with school staff, parents, and community agencies in order to support candidate academic, career, and personal/social success.
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