Master of Arts in Education: School Counseling
Designed for working educators, this cohort-based Master’s degree program is designed to prepare 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.
The MAED in School Counseling requires a minimum of 48 units. MAED coursework focuses on the theory and skills needed by today’s school counselors to work in diverse school settings in areas including: academic, career, personal and social development counseling and guidance; educational assessment; counseling diverse populations and exceptional students; crisis response and management; school-wide prevention and intervention programs; providing consultation, training and professional development for teachers and parents; counseling program development; and law and ethics in schools. There are currently three format options:
Blended Option: This is a blended cohort program offered on the Irvine campus. Each term, cohorts will complete one course every eight weeks. Each course has four classes that will meet face-to-face from 4:30-8:30 p.m. during weeks 1, 3, 5 and 8. The other four classes will meet online asynchronously during which candidates actively engage with each other through reflective thought, shared experiences, and peer collaboration. All Summer Term courses are online asynchronous. Most candidates complete the program in thirty-three months or less.
Two (2) Online Options: In general, Traditional Track online candidates complete the program in thirty-three months and Fast Track online candidates complete the program in twenty-six months. Each term, cohorts will complete one course every eight weeks. Classes will meet online for 4 synchronous sessions during weeks 1, 3, 5 and 8. The other 4 classes will meet online asynchronously. All Summer Term courses are online asynchronous. All online students must have access to a computer with an internet connection, web camera, and microphone.
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.
During these meetings, we will discuss the application process, financial aid, payment plans, and any specific questions that you may have. Face-to-face meetings run approximately 30 minutes. Online meetings run approximately 20 minutes.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Concordia’s School of Education offers a competitively priced online or blended degree program. For your convenience we offer payment plans for our graduate students. Our counselors are available to help you plan how to finance your education. We can also walk you through the process of applying for financial aid.
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.