May 2015 - April 2016 Capital Seminary and Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Master of Education in Professional School Counseling
The Professional School Counseling Program leading to a Master of Education degree in Professional School Counseling is designed to provide individuals the opportunity to pursue an integrated program of study, specifically in the field of Professional School Counseling. The program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for public school certification.
The program provides individuals with theological distinctiveness, contemporary scholarship and professional counseling skills to serve competently within both the public and private school context. The program utilizes scripture as the foundation on which skills and knowledge are developed. In addition, the American School Counselor Association National Model is utilized in the development, implementation and delivery of comprehensive professional school counseling services. Programs provide a unique opportunity to integrate both faith and practice into the field of professional school counseling.
Students who want to be eligible to take the National Counselor Examination (NCE) will need to take 3 credits in addition to the 48 credits (51 credits total). Also, students have the option of taking 12 credits in addition to the 48 credit degree (60 credits total) to meet the Pennsylvania requirements to be a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Please see the program curriculum here:
Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of the professional school counseling program is to provide training that will give entry-level qualifications for elementary/secondary school counseling opportunities, state licensure, and public school certification. The objectives for the programs are:
- To provide training in the essential areas of vocational guidance, social and developmental issues, curriculum management, and crisis intervention
- To orient the student to the elementary/secondary school counselor’s role and to professional school counseling systems
- To create within the student the ability to conduct critical thinking skills, to evaluate theory, and practice from a biblical perspective
- To provide an emphasis on application of information and knowledge by means of supervised professoinal school counseling field experiences
- To develop the student’s knowledge of the foundational elements in counseling theory and research to prepare students for further study
Application and Admission