We offfer a special tuition reduction for current teachers and school administrators: 40% for those employed by Catholic schools; 20% for those employed in other schools.
The School Counseling program was created by faculty members in accord with the licensure requirements of the State of Pennsylvania and is recognized by CACREP. Coursework is based on the standards of: the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model for School Counseling Programs and National Standards for School Counseling programs, Ethical Standards for School Counselors developed by ASCA, licensure requirements for school counselors as outlined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Standards for School Counseling Programs.
Students are prepared for the school counseling profession through training in courses such as counseling theory, group dynamics, counseling skills, multi-cultural counseling, consultation, and school counseling orientation. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop their counseling skills within the school setting through practicum and internship experiences.
The concentration in School Counseling makes provision for course concentration in Elementary or Secondary School Counseling, and leads to approval for certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The concentration in School Counseling leads to approval for Pre-K to 12 certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students seeking certification to work in Pennsylvania must complete all requirements for a Master's of Science degree in Counseling with concentration in School Counseling in one of its emphasis, Elementary or Secondary.