University of Redlands

School Counseling Students

School Counseling students complete fieldwork requirements by registering in EDUC 677 Supervised Fieldwork in Counseling and must complete submit an Advance to Fieldwork Application by the stated deadline. 

Applying for Field Placement

Students will contact the Office of Student Success when they are ready to apply for field placement.

Selection of Field Placement Sites

All field placement assignments must be approved by the Office of Student Success. Candidates may request locations from a referral list located in the Office of Student Success. Written approval by the Office of Student Success is required before any fieldwork hours may begin and be counted toward fieldwork hour requirements.

Documenting Field Placement Experience

It is the responsibility of each Counseling candidate to maintain accurate records regarding the completion of field placement experiences. Your University Supervisor, the Office of Student Success, and EDUC 677 instructor will be available to answer any questions and to assist candidates in documenting all areas of learning during graduate studies and fieldwork.

Comprehensive Exam

The comprehensive exam is an exit examination required of all counseling students at the University of Redlands. The purpose of the exam is to assess the student's knowledge of counseling to ensure minimum competence in the field. The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) will provide collective feedback that can be used by the program in developing/adapting curriculum.

School Counseling Emphasis Fieldwork Requirement

Students in the School Counseling program must complete 400 of their required 600 hours in two different K-12 levels (which is the state requirement for the PPS Credential). 

All School Counseling students are required to pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). 

College Counseling Emphasis Fieldwork Requirement

Students who choose to take the College Counseling emphasis will conduct 400 hours of fieldwork hours; 200 in a college setting(s); 200 in a high school or high school-to-college setting transition setting(s). 

 

Combination K-12 and College Fieldwork Requirement

Students who choose both the K–12 and the College Counseling emphasis must participate in 600 hours of fieldwork; 400 hours must be completed in two different K–12 levels (which is the requirement for the PPS credential) and 200 hours in a college or high school-to-college transition setting.

All School Counseling students are required to pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). 

Program Requirements/Handbooks

Requirements for the School Counseling programs range from 48-54 units. Each emphasis has a fieldwork requirement in which students are required to accumulate 400-600 fieldwork hours, depending on the chosen emphasis. See below for specifics within the respective handbook. 

Fall 2014/Fall 2015 Counseling Handbook

Fall 2016 Counseling Handbook 

Fall 2017 Counseling Handbook 

Fall 2018 Counseling Handbook

Pupil Personnel Services Credential

The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential requires a total of 30 units and 600 hours of fieldwork. Pupil Personnel Services credential candidates must ensure at least two-thirds of their fieldwork hours are completed in K–12 school settings. A minimum of 200 hours must be conducted in a high school or high school-to-college transition setting.

Students must complete all listed requirements before credential recommendation. Please refer to our Pathway to Credentialing for more information. 

Credential Only Coursework

Applicants who already have a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and who wish to receive a PPS Credential must complete the following CCTC-approved courses.

 

Combo: K-12 Counseling + Credential and College Counseling Coursework