Master of Arts in Education: School Counseling
The Master of Arts in Education: School Counseling Program prepares students to serve as school counselors in public and private schools for grades K-12, and meets the requirements for a California state credential authorizing service as a school counselor. Students will be prepared to work as a school counselor and be eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential from the state of California.
Course work focuses on the theory and skills needed by today's school counselors to work with a diverse population in the areas of:
- Educational Assessment
- Personal/Social Counseling
- Academic and Career Counseling
- Program Development
- Law and Ethics in Schools
- Coordination of Supervision and Consultation for Students and Faculty
Statement of Purpose
The School of Education prepares professional educators who demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice by making informed decisions leading to exemplary instruction for all learners.
Graduate Learning Outcomes
The following outcomes guide the Master of Arts programs in the School of Education of Concordia University.
CUI Graduates will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Scholarly Research (SR): Generate scholarly research on problems and issues in their field of study.
- Integrated Learning (IL): Integrate knowledge and skills from current research, scholarship, and/or techniques in their field with other disciplines.
- Ethical Leadership (EL): Apply standards of ethics informed by Christian teachings as they fulfill their vocations as leaders within society.
- Effective Communication (EC): Elucidate disciplinary knowledge and findings in professional and academic contexts through written, oral, and digital media.
- Reflective Practice (RP): Balance evidence-based decision making, logical thinking, and consideration of human potential to take appropriate actions that advance their field.
- Community Engagement (CE): Assess and develop cogent positions on significant issues in their field to respond to diverse needs in their respective communities.
School of Education
Our graduate education degree programs are practical, accessible and relevant to the classroom. Classes are small and focused on the development of critical, independent thinking, and are taught by experienced Christian faculty members who are committed to mentoring students who will make a positive impact on their professions. Concordia's School of Education enjoys an excellent reputation in the academic community as thousands of graduates today lead in schools throughout the region.