John Borba, Ed.D., Interim Program Coordinator
Office: DBH 348A
Phone: (209) 667-3260 or 3364, (209) 648-3570
The Master of Arts in Education, Counselor Education Concentration: Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) option is intended for those who wish to obtain a Board of Behavioral Sciences license and practice as an independent counselor in the community. Upon completion of the M.A. in Education, Counselor Education: Professional Clinical Counselor program, graduates are qualified to pursue PCC licensure.
To be considered for admission to the M.A. in Education, Counselor Education Concentration, PCC option, applicants must have been admitted to the M.A. in Education, Counselor Education program and complete the requirements for the M.A. in Education, Counselor Education Concentration, PCC.
- Possess a baccalaureate degree.
- Be admitted to the University with a GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 units earned.
- Submit Application for First Interview form with payment receipt to the Advanced Studies in Education office (DBH 348). The application for the First Interview indicates that you must submit a written statement indicating suitability for the Stanislaus State Counselor Education Program and future work as a counselor. This document will not only be used to ascertain a candidate’s fit within the program, but will also be used as a measure of writing proficiency.
- Pay program application fee at Cashier’s Office.
- Submit a Certificate of Clearance (or valid California Teaching/Service Credential or Substitute Permit) with Application for First Interview.
- Submit three (3) letters of recommendation with the Application for First Interview.
- Successfully complete First Interview.
- Coursework Requirements - Students must be fully admitted to program prior to taking any Counselor Education coursework.
- 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./PCC program is a “C.” A student who earns a grade of “C” or below or a “No Credit” may be put on probation if their GPA falls below the required 3.0. Earning a second grade of ”C” or below or a “No Credit” may lead to disqualification and removal from program and will be reviewed by the program coordinator on a case-by-case basis.
- Final Requirements - The M.A./PCC in Education degree requires the successful completion of all coursework and passing a Comprehensive Exam, or approval of a written thesis, and passing of an oral thesis defense. After all requirements have been met, the student will be awarded the M.A. degree and/or will be eligible to apply for PCC licensure.
- Class Scheduling - Courses are scheduled in the late afternoon and evening to enable employed individuals to enroll in classes. Some courses for the PCC are only offered at the Stockton campus. Early registration is strongly recommended.
- Coursework - Coursework expires seven years from completion and cannot be applied toward the Master’s degree. One-third of units may be revalidated if less than 10 years old. This applies to all Master’s degree options: thesis or comprehensive examination.