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School Counseling, MSEd

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Graduate School

Keiser University’s Master’s Degree program in School Counseling addresses the theory and practice of school counseling, providing graduates with leadership skills and practical tools to promote social and emotional wellness, mental health, and a positive school environment.

Program Objectives

The overall objective of the program is to provide the tools necessary for success in school counseling. The program goals are:

  • Demonstrate theory-based and practical application of school counseling skills and leadership the promotion for mental health and a positive school environment.
  • Exhibit competency in professional practices including ethics, diversity, legal issues, and communication with all educational stakeholders.
  • Understand the role, function, and professional identity of school counselors, understand professional issues unique to the school environment and community.
  • Be able to articulate comprehension of a variety of theoretical perspectives on human behavior as well as articulate their personal rationale for and approach to school counseling.
  • Develop self-awareness, knowledge, and skills related to issues of diversity and multiculturalism in serving a broad spectrum of individuals, families, and communities, including demonstrating effective strategies for school-aged student and matters of equity and accessibility.
  • Respond to challenges that children and adolescents face including academic and emotional struggles to low self-esteem and issues at home.
  • Demonstrate professional growth and development of the field of school counseling including association with relevant professional organizations.
  • Demonstrate professional communication writing skills through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.
  • Incorporate critical thinking, scholarly writing, research, and technology in practice.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Education in School Counseling degree, students must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours as described below. The length of this program is approximately 32-44 months.


Graduate Division Courses

Core Counseling Courses (42.0 credits hours)
Foundations of Counseling 3.0 credit hours
Counseling Across the Lifespan 3.0 credit hours
Counseling Skills and Techniques 3.0 credit hours
Counseling Theories and Practice 3.0 credit hours
Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling 3.0 credit hours
Group Theories and Practice 3.0 credit hours
Career Counseling 3.0 credit hours
Counseling and Advocacy with Diverse Populations 3.0 credit hours
Crisis Counseling 3.0 credit hours
Counseling Intervention and Treatment Planning 3.0 credit hours
Assessment in Counseling 3.0 credit hours
Family Counseling 3.0 credit hours
Foundations of Addiction and Addictive Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Psychology of Exceptional and At-Risk Children 3.0 credit hours
*SCH510 and SCH660 will include weekend residency requirement.
Research Courses (9.0 credit hours)
Research and Program Evaluation 3.0 credit hours
Action Research I (prerequisite for RSM611) 3.0 credit hours
Action Research II 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Experiences (9.0 credit hours)
Practicum in Counseling 3.0 credit hours
Internship in Counseling I 3.0 credit hours
Internship in Counseling II 3.0 credit hours
*Students must successfully complete all courses prior to enrolling in SCH660. *Students must successfully complete SCH660 prior to enrolling in SCH661 and SCH662.


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