Examples of Acceptable Graduate Courses for School Counseling

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A List of Courses that Must Be Completed at A College Approved to Prepare Individuals for School Counselor

  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • World of the Counselor
  • Techniques of Counseling the Elementary School Child
  • Group Counseling & Practice
  • Core Course in Guidance
  • Individual Testing
  • Diagnostic Tools for Measurement
  • The Counselor as a Team Member
  • World of Work
  • Career Development/Guidance
  • Vocational Guidance
  • Community Resources & Relationships
  • Occupational Information & Vocational
  • Development in Elementary School
  • Drop Out Identification & Counseling
  • Counseling Issues for Effective Parenting
  • Counseling the Abused & Neglected Child
  • Organization & Administration of the
  • Guidance/Pupil Personnel Service Prog.
  • Supervision of Counseling
  • Computer Applications in Guidance

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A List of Courses that Must Be Completed at A College Approved to Prepare Individuals for Teaching, Administrative/Supervisory or Pupil Personnel Certification

  • Strategies for Preventing Conflict & Violence
  • Teaching Students to Get Along
  • Keys to Motivation
  • School and Community
  • Sex Education
  • Orientation to Schools
  • School Law
  • Implementation of PL #94-152 (Special Education)
  • Mainstreaming
  • Educational Psychology
  • Statistical Methods in Education

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A List of Courses that Can be Completed at any Accredited College

  • Group Dynamics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Child/Adolescent Psychology
  • Nature & Needs of the Gifted
  • Psychology of the Handicapped
  • Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Mental Hygiene/Health
  • Drugs, Alcohol, & Smoking
  • AIDS Education & Human Sexuality
  • Marriage & Family
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Stress Management
  • Death & Dying
  • Sex Equity
  • Approaches to Homosexuality
  • Youth Culture & the Urban Setting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Urban & Rural Problems
  • The Disadvantaged Child
  • Race & Minority Groups
  • Cultural Heritage of Immigrant & Minority Groups
  • African-American Contributors to Society

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To learn what types of courses are part of a major in School Counseling, you may wish to review the course catalogs of New York State colleges that have programs which lead to teacher certification in School Counseling. A list of these colleges can be found by using the Inventory of Registered Programs .

Last Updated: May 22, 2018