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University of Southern California – Online Master of Education in School Counseling Program2019-03-06T20:18:52+00:00

University of Southern California – Online Master of Education in School Counseling Program

USC School Counseling Overview

Total Credits 49
Type of Degree Master of Education (ME)
Full-Time/Part-Time Both
Time to Complete Two to three years
Fieldwork Practicum – 100 hours

Internship – 600 hours

GRE Required? No

Become a professional school counselor in K–12 settings with an online Master of Education (ME) in School Counseling from top-ranked USC Rossier School of Education. You will cultivate the skillset to promote the whole student’s well-being and collaborate with schools and families to create opportunities for social, emotional and academic growth. Complete in as few as 20 months. Learn more about USC’s online ME today.

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USC School Counseling Curriculum

The online ME in School Counseling curriculum prepares school counselors to consider children’s overall well-being in assessing strategies and creating programs that promote success.

The program curriculum is informed by professional competencies and standards put forth by the American School Counselor Association’s National Model for School Counseling and by critical research in the fields of counselor education, sociology, philosophy, education, counseling and community psychology.

Students of USC’s online Master of Education in School Counseling program prepare for work in today’s schools through focused study in three key areas: 1) College and Career Readiness, 2) Restorative Justice, and 3) Trauma Informed Practice.

Graduates of USC’s online ME in School Counseling will gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Provide academic and guidance counseling to students in K–12 settings
  • Utilize a theoretically informed approach to work
  • Identify organizational goals and coordinate school counseling goals to meet student needs and the needs of the organization
  • Develop approaches that are inclusive of trauma informed practices and restorative justice approaches
  • Employ decision making and problem solving for implementation and evaluation
  • Develop approaches to foster college access
  • Apply professional school counseling practice through program development
  • Utilize data, accountability and relationship building skills

Application Requirements and Deadlines

The USC Rossier School of Education seek candidates whose academic background, professional goals, personal commitment and communication skills meet the demands of a rigorous graduate education program. To be eligible for the Master of Education in School Counseling program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or its recognized equivalent from an accredited institution
  • A superior scholastic record, normally above a 3.0 GPA
  • The ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal) as demonstrated by academic performance and/or professional experience
  • A Statement of Purpose that clearly indicates professional career goals and reasons for seeking the degree
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) External link scores for applicants whose academic work has been in a country other than the U.S., U.K., Australia or English-speaking Canada

The program starts three times throughout the year (January, May and September). Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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