Examples of Acceptable Graduate Courses for School Counseling

The courses below 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

The courses below 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)
Educational Psychology
Statistical Methods in Education

The courses below may 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

Last Updated: March 4, 2013