Apr 25, 2018  
2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Education M.A.: School Counseling Concentration

Connie Kane, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

The Master of Arts in Education, School Counseling Concentration is intended for those who wish to provide counseling and academic advising in higher education settings.  It is also available as a combined program  with the Pupil Personnel Services Credential.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admittion to the PPS Credential/M.A. School Counseling Program, applicants must:

  1. Possess a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Be admitted to the University in Postbaccalaureate standing: Unclassified.
  3. Have a grade point average of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units earned.
  4. Have a combined score of 100 using a weighted score of the grade point average (GPA) for the last 60 semester units, and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) converted score.  Admissibility will be assessed by multiplying the student's GPA by 20 and adding the MAT converted score.  A total weighted score of 100 is required for admission.  For example
    3.0 GPA x 20 = 60 + 40 MAT = 100 (admissible)
    3.2 GPA x 20 = 64 + 36 MAT = 100 (admissible)
    Submit Miller Analogies Test score with Application for First Interview
  5. Pass the CBEST with a minimum score of 41 on the writing portion.  CBEST verification with section scores must be submitted to the Advanced Studies in Education Departmetn with Application for First Interview.
  6. Submit a Certificate of Clearance (or valid California Teaching/Service Credential or Substitute Permit) with Application for First Interview.
  7. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation with the Application for First Interview.
  8. Pay application fee at Cashier's Office.  Submit Application for First Interview form with payment receipt to the Advanced Studies in Education office (DBH 348).
  9. Participate in First Interview.

 General Information

  1. Coursework Requirements - No more than nine semester units of coursework completed in Postbaccalaureate Standing: Unclassified may be applied to a master's degree.  Enrollment in all School Counseling Program courses requires admission to the program.
  2. Graduate Requirements - The minimum academic grade point average for earning the M.A. degree is 3.0.  The minimum acceptable grade for courses included in the M.A. program is a C.
  3. Final Requirements - The M.A. in Education degree requires the successful completion of all coursework and passing a written Comprehensive Exam, or approval of a written thesis, and passing of an oral examination.  After all requirements have been met, the student will be awarded the degree.
  4. Class Scheduling - Courses are scheduled in the late afternoon and evening to enable employed individuals to enroll in classes.

Note:  Early registration is strongly recommended.  Limits are placed on class size; consequently, enrollment is not guaranteed.


(31 units)


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