School Counseling Concentration
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The School Counseling Concentration entails two additional courses added to the M.A. in Counseling, M.A. in Art Therapy/Counseling, and the M.A. in Art Therapy for Clinical Professionals degree programs. The School Counseling concentration is specifically oriented to the State of New Mexico requirements for the School Counseling credential. If you are interested in school counseling and want to find out more about other states you can research this at: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/careers-roles/state-certification-requirements
The school counseling coursework enables the student to learn more about the field of school counseling and the skills and knowledge to be a school counselor.
The two additional courses are:
Foundations of School Counseling (4.5 quarter units)
This course examines the history of the school counseling profession and the changing roles of school counselors in the 21st century. Other topics include the ASCA National Model and its application to school counseling; assessment and accountability; ethical, legal and professional issues; culturally competent school counseling; and leadership and advocacy. Emphasis is placed on transformational thinking and practice within a social justice framework.
Comprehensive School Counseling Program Development & Evaluation (4.5 quarter units)
This course provides the knowledge, skills and understandings that school counselors need to develop, organize and manage a comprehensive school counseling program. Resources and strategies for managing an effective program, demonstrating efficacy, and adhering to ethical practices are provided.
If you are a new applicant you can select the concentration for school counseling in your degree application.
If you are a current student and would like to apply for this concentration, contact Enrollment Services for guidance on a Program Change Application.