School Counseling

Graduates of the School Counseling specialization are prepared to serve as professional school counselors in K-12 educational settings. 

Professional school counselors work to meet the academic, social-emotional, and career needs of all students through individual, group, and classroom delivery modalities.

Through advocacy, collaboration, and leadership, school counseling graduates serve as systemic change agents. They strive to ensure equitable educational access by engaging in data-informed practice, reducing multi-level barriers, and promoting culturally-sensitive decision-making.

Students who successfully complete this program will be prepared to pursue licensure in Colorado. Licensure requirements in other states and U.S. territories may differ. Students are encouraged to work with the department and the professional licensure board in the state in which they intend to pursue licensing to ensure all requirements are satisfactorily met.

Effective Fall 2020

Core Requirements
EDCO 500Career and Employment Concepts3
EDCO 625Foundations of Counseling3
EDCO 650Theories of Counseling and Development3
EDCO 651Group Guidance and Counseling3
EDCO 652Ethics in Counseling/Career Development3
EDCO 653Counseling for Cultural Diversity3
EDCO 655Brief Counseling3
EDCO 656Counseling Assessment and Appraisal3
EDCO 660Career Development Counseling3
EDCO 665Career Development Institute3
EDCO 670Introduction to Mental Health Counseling3
EDCO 686Practicum-Guidance and Counseling3
EDCO 687Internship-Guidance and Counseling6
EDRM 600Introduction to Research Methods3
HDFS 505Human Development for Helping Professionals3
Specialization Requirements
EDCO 550Professional School Counseling3
EDCO 552School Counseling Program Delivery/Evaluation3
EDCO 662Counseling Children and Adolescents3
Electives
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Career and Life Design Counseling
Mental Health Counseling and Treatment
Seminar: Contemplative Practice-Counseling & Education
Leadership and Ethics in Public Education
Marriage and Family Therapy
Risk and Resilience
Introduction to Addiction Counseling
Animal Assisted Therapy and Human-Animal Bond
Fundamentals of Mediation
Trauma-Informed Care
Program Total Credits:60