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Course Requirements

Students take courses in the following sequence:
Please obtain academic advising prior to initial registration.

Semester 1
EDCO 533
Counseling Theories and Techniques*
3
EDCO 550
Crisis/Trauma Response and Interventions*
3
EDCO 557
Human Growth, Development, and Learning*
3
EDCO 593
Historical Development of School Counseling and School Psychology*
3
Semester 2
EDCO 545
Positive Behavior Supports and Classroom Intervention*
3
EDCO 555
Group Counseling Skills*
3
EDCO 575
Clinical Practica*
3
EDCO 592
Foundations and Ethics in Research*
3
Semester 3
EDCO 528
Community, Family, and School Collaboration*
3
EDCO 535
Professionalism, Ethics, and Law*
3
Semester 4
EDCO 534
Assessment, Measurements, and Testing of Individuals
3
EDCO 549
Career Development Theories and Techniques
3
EDCO 579
Sociocultural Competence
3
EDCO 587
PPS Leadership, Ethics, and Professionalism
3
*Prerequisites for Fieldwork/Internship
Semester 5
Supervised Field Experience/Fieldwork Internship
EDCO 564
School Counseling Fieldwork 1 (300 hours)
3
- and -
EDCO 568
School Counseling Fieldwork 2 (300 hours)
3
– or –
EDCO 594
School Counseling Internship 1 (300 hours)
3
- and -
EDCO 595
School Counseling Internship 2 (300 hours)
3
Students completing the Master of Arts in Educational and Clinical Counseling must complete the following prior to receiving degree:
Term 1
EDCO 571
Introduction to Clinical Practice: Basic Skills
3
EDCO 572
Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology
3
Term 2
EDCO 573
Addictions, Assessment, and Interventions
3
EDCO 574
Introduction to Clinical Practice: Advanced Skills
3
Total60 units

Additional Requirements

  1. Students must pass a Praxis exam to demonstrate their competence in school counseling prior to completion of the program.
  2. Students prepare a Graduate Research Project EDCO 592, which includes a formal research paper. The Graduate Research Project content summarizes a topic that the student chooses to study in depth.
  3. All candidates admitted to the program are required to submit a copy of their California Certificate of Clearance (COC) or another form of clearance, such as a valid and current credential for teaching, counseling, school psychology, and/or nursing. The law requires Azusa Pacific University to keep these records on file while candidates are in attendance at APU.
  4. Student must pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) prior to admission to the program. Students can register to take the test at http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com/.

Advisory Notes