School Counseling Students

 

MA in Education, School Counseling Combo (Pre-K-12 + College) Pathway

All students will complete the core counseling curriculum with an option to specialize in the following areas. Pathways are recommended for timely program completion based on the year you began your program. 

Students beginning counseling programs are advised to plan their courses according to the pathways posted below: 

2019

2020

2021

MA in Education, School Counseling Pre-K-12 Pathway

All students will complete the core counseling curriculum with an option to specialize in the following areas. Pathways are recommended for timely program completion based on the year you began your program. 

Students beginning counseling programs are advised to plan their courses according to the pathways posted below: 

2019

2020

2021

MA in Education, School Counseling College Pathway

All students will complete the core counseling curriculum with an option to specialize in the following areas. Pathways are recommended for timely program completion based on the year you began your program. 

Students beginning counseling programs are advised to plan their courses according to the pathways posted below: 

2019

2020

2021

Pupil Personnel Services, School Counseling Credential Only

All students will complete the core counseling curriculum with an option to specialize in the following areas. Pathways are recommended for timely program completion based on the year you began your program. 

Students beginning counseling programs are advised to plan their courses according to the pathways posted below: 

2019

2020

2021

Fieldwork Requirements

Fieldwork experiences are an important and required part of the University of Redlands’ School Counseling program. Candidates will engage in practical, relevant, and meaningful fieldwork experiences across academic, career, and social emotional domains of development. Fieldwork is a candidate’s opportunity to observe the workings of fieldwork sites, apply the knowledge gained in the classroom, and continue to develop a style as a school and/or college counselor. Fieldwork experiences also provide candidates with evaluative feedback on knowledge, attitudes, and skills regarding their development as a school and/or college counselor.

During fieldwork, candidates are expected to become involved in direct student services such as individual and group counseling, core curriculum lessons, and academic advising sessions. Additionally, candidates are expected to engage in indirect services such as making referrals and collaboration or consultation with other stakeholders in the school and community. Overall, candidates are expected to assume a broad spectrum of school and/or college counseling functions. As much as possible, candidates are asked to participate in work activities that are similar to those of the Site Supervisor.

For more information regarding fieldwork, visit the School Counseling Fieldwork page or consult the Fieldwork Handbook.

 

Comprehensive Examination

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.

Given the nature of the examination, it is best to take the CPCE as close to graduation as possible. Students are eligible to take the CPCE beginning in their 5th term if seeking a master’s degree and in their 2nd term if they are seeking a PPS credential only.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, all on-campus CPCE testing dates at the University of Redlands remain canceled. Candidates who wish to take the CPCE exam may do so at a Pearson VUE Center or starting 4/1/2021, via the OnVUE web-based testing. Use this link for more information regarding the Web-based CPCE testing option.

Students must register for the 0-unit EDUC 699 CPCE course in the term in which they intend to test. The cost to test at a Pearson Vue Center or via the OnVUE web-based option is $150.00. Complete the Request form for CPCE Exam Authorization to initiate the registration process for any exam format. No action is needed for DCHS counseling students who have already been authorized and do not wish to make changes to their testing format.

Any questions, contact OSS Assistant Director of Academic Success Kristin Grammer

*Note, the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) remains a program completion requirement for all DCHS counseling students. Candidates must pass the CPCE in order to be eligible for degree conferral from the University of Redlands and/or recommendation to the CTC for the PPS SC credential.

Program 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 2020 Counseling Handbook

Fall 2019 Counseling Handbook

Fall 2018 Counseling Handbook

Fall 2017 Counseling Handbook