Academics

Description of the school counseling curriculum.

Curriculum

The only kind of learning which significantly influences behavior is self-discovered or self-appropriated learning - truth that has been assimilated in experience. - Carl Rogers

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Academics in the school counseling program align with the CACREP Core and School Counseling Standards, and the Wisconsin DPI Content Guidelines for School Counselors and Pupil Services Standards. All school counseling students complete rigorous studies that align with the above-mentioned standards and competencies, which includes three semesters of clinical practice in school counseling. The clinical portion of the school counseling program requires students to complete a 100-hour practicum and two 300-hour internships. The Practicum involves live supervision in the department’s in-house counseling lab and approximately one day per week on site over the 14-week semester, preferably in a school. The Internship experience encompasses the role of a professional school counselor at all three levels (elementary, middle, and high school) over the course of two semesters. The department works closely with students to assist with locating sites and creating a rewarding clinical experience.

The School Counseling Program Of Study will provide an orientation into the courses, clinical experiences, and Wisconsin DPI requirements for obtaining a school counseling license. Beginning Fall 2010, all school counseling students graduating after September 2010 will be required to sit for the Praxis II Professional School Counselor  Exam (5421 or 0421).

The Wisconsin DPI requires school counseling students to complete a Post-Masters Portfolio. All students in our program complete an assessment portfolio, which meets the DPI requirement for school counseling students. The portfolios are completely online and purchased through Foliotek at the beginning of your program of study.

We encourage students enrolled in the program to refer to the School Counseling Time Line as they move through their program of study. The time line can answer numerous questions and serve as a program guide.

 

48 Credits

Required Course Work

Course #
Course Name
Credits
 700 Professional Identity and Ethics
3
 701 Theoretical Foundations in Counseling
3
 702 Counseling Process
3
 704 Assessment Techniques in Counseling
3
 708 Career Development
3
 711 Life Span Development in Counseling
3
 731 Group Counseling Process
3
732
Applied Research and Evaluation
3
 733
Comprehensive School Counseling 3
 735 Counseling Children & Adolescents
3
 776 Addictions in Counseling
3
 788 Social and Cultural Foundations
3
 794 Counseling Practicum
3
 797
Counseling Internship I 3
 798 Counseling Internship II
3
799
Registration for CPCE
0

Elective
3

 Department Electives

Course #
Course Name
Credits
725 Trauma and Crisis in Counseling
3
726 Wellness, Spirituality and Mindfulness
3
727
Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology
3
784 Relational Systems in Counseling
3

 

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