Curriculum & Course Schedule


Required Courses & Field Experience:

Per the CCTC, previously earned field experience hours may not count towards the required 700 total SC PPSC hours. Therefore, all credential students must take Counseling Skills II (COUN 521) and School Counseling Practicum & Action Research (COUN 235) while earning their 100 hours of practicum experience and Counseling Field Experience (COUN 530) while completing their 600 hours of field experience.

Students must also audiotape several sessions with pupils at their school sites during their year of field experience, complete assignments in conjunction with the recorded sessions, and meet with a Saint Mary's counseling skills supervisor for review of these tapes and assignments.

The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) program in School Counseling has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to offer an Intern Program for candidates who are entering their field placement and who wish to seek a paid internship in a K–12 school district.