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

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 400-800 fieldwork hours, depending on the chosen emphasis and the catalog year. See below for specifics within the respective handbook.

Fall 2021 School Counseling Program Handbook 

Fall 2020 School Counseling Program Handbook

Fall 2019 School Counseling Program Handbook

Fieldwork Requirements

Fieldwork experiences are an important part of the University of Redlands’ School Counseling program and its students (hereafter referred as ‘candidate’). The School Counseling program is housed within the Department of Counseling and Human Services. 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 counselor in Pre-K-12 or college settings. 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 experiences, candidates are expected to become involved in direct student services such as individual and group counseling, core curriculum lessons, or academic advising sessions. Additionally, candidates are expected to engage in indirect services such as making referrals and collaboration 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 2021-22 Fieldwork Handbook.

Fieldwork Dates and Deadlines

School Counseling Fieldwork Dates and Deadlines AY 2021-22

Comprehensive Examination

The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) is an exit examination required of all DCHS students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and School Counseling (SC) programs 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 CPCE will also provide collective feedback that faculty can use in the DCHS programs 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, 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.

If you have 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 Completion

School Counseling students must complete all program requirements including coursework, fieldwork, and pass the comprehensive exam before their degree can be conferred by the University of Redlands and/or the student can be recommended for a PPS School Counseling credential.

The Registrar’s Office confers degree four times per year – August 31, December 31, Commencement day (in April – date varies), and May 31. There is no set deadline by which to apply for the PPS SC credential, but candidates are encouraged to apply for their credential soon after program completion.

For both degree sign off and credentialing, School Counseling students must provide evidence of all fieldwork materials in pdf format including their practica (pre-fieldwork) log, Time2Track approved fieldwork hour summary, mid- and end-term evaluations, comprehensive exam results, and a copy of their unofficial UofR graduate transcript (available in Student Planning).

Degree sign-off requests are accepted up to two weeks after the above conferral dates. Requests for sign-off received after that time will be deferred until the following conferral date.

Candidates who complete the Pre-K-12 or combo (Pre-K-12/college) track meet the requirements to be recommended for a clear Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) School Counseling Credential. Upon completion of all program requirements including all grades posted, candidates follow the Credential Application process via the Pathway to Credentialing.