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M.A., School Counseling

Home Counselor Education M.A., School Counseling

Clark Atlanta University
School of Education
323 Rufus E. Clement Hall
James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone:  404-880-8505
Email: counseloreducation@cau.edu

Master of Arts (M.A.) in School Counseling

The Master of Arts degree in School Counseling is a minimum of 51 hours (postbachelor’s) program and is designed to prepare professional counselors to work in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Graduates earn a Master's degree in School Counseling. Upon completion of the program, graduates qualify for endorsement for initial certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission as a School Counselor (SC-5).

Common Core Courses
CCPS 501 Introduction to Counseling
CCPS 502 Helping Relationships Skills
CCPS 503 Human Growth and Development
CCPS 504 Theories of Counseling
CCPS 505 Group Counseling
CCPS 506 Career Counseling
CCPS 507 Research and Measurement
CCPS 508 Individual and Group Appraisal
CCPS 509 Counseling Diverse Populations
CCPS 510 Professional Ethics and Legal Application

Specialty Core Courses (Candidacy Required)
CCPS 518 School Consultation
CCPS 520 Organization & Administration of Counseling Services
CCPS 533 Counseling Children and Adolescents
CEDS 580 Psychology of Exceptional Children (Required for Georgia Certification)

Completion of Core Courses
Comprehensive Examination

Professional Clinical Core Courses
CCPS 524 School Counseling Practicum
CCPS 540 School Counseling Internship I
CCPS 541 School Counseling Internship II

Suggested Elective Offerings
CCPS 532 Counseling Couples and Families
CCPS 539 Theories of Personality I
CEDA 525 Technology and Information Systems

CSED 500 Communication Skills Exam (School of Education Requirement)