School Counseling

Master of Arts in Education

Designed for working educators, this cohort-based Master’s degree program prepares students to serve as public and private school counselors in grades K-12 and meets the requirements of the pupil personnel services credential, which authorizes service as a school counselor in the state of California. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to work as a school counselor in the state of California. The program is offered online and in a blended format on Concordia University Irvine's campus.


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MAED Term Start Dates

Start Term Start Date
Fall I 2020 August 17
Fall II 2020 October 12
Spring I 2021 January 11
Spring II 2021 March 8

All dates subject to change without notice. Always check dates with your advisor before finalizing any trips.

Complete your Master's degree in School Counseling by enrolling in our fully online, synchronous program. Learners will take one content course and one practicum/fieldwork experience at a time for most 8 week terms. Within our fast-track, learners will take courses during a Summer 2 term.

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International students, please complete PDF application.

Cohort-based Programs

The MAED in School Counseling cohort-based degree program is directed toward the preparation of school counselors for service in public and private schools in grades K-12 in the state of California. The program is offered online or on-campus at Concordia University Irvine.

School of Education

Concordia’s School of Education offers four different teaching credentials, four distinctive Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) graduate degrees, and a Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership. Classes are small and focused on the development of critical, independent thinking, and are taught by experienced Christian faculty members. CUI’s School of Education enjoys an excellent reputation in the academic community as thousands of graduates lead in schools throughout the region. Students gain targeted knowledge and proficient skills to connect, care, collaborate, and create in their unique role in education. Our goal is to equip students to pursue opportunities and advance their career.

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Admission Requirements

Applicant must hold a valid bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

To complete your MAED School Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services Credential admission file you will need the following:

  1. Online application
  2. $50 non-refundable application fee
  3. Official copies of highest degree granting institution transcripts
  4. Cumulative GPA of 2.70 or better
  5. CBEST passage
  6. Valid Teaching Credential (or Certificate of Clearance)
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International students, please complete PDF application.

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