Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy
Students in our school counseling program include individuals planning to counsel students in schools or agencies serving the K-12 population. Our students often have a background in psychology or other social sciences. View our student profiles.
Student Outcomes Data
Graduates of the MA in Counseling Program – School Counseling specialization fulfill the requirements to earn a Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Counseling candidates completing the 63-unit School Counseling concentration are eligible for licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCCs). No matter their plans, our students can count on the advice and support of our Counseling faculty and our Career Services counselors for assistance with next steps. Valuable information on licensure pathways can be found on the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences website. We take pride in preparing our students for success in their profession, as shown by the data in Figure 1 and Table 1.
Read on for a list of some of the jobs our alumni hold and some of the organizations at which they are employed.
Alumni Job Titles
- Professional Elementary School Counselor
- Professional Middle School Counselor
- Professional High School Counselor
- Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
- School Liaison with Mental Health Professionals
- Student Support Services Professional
Sample List of Employers
- Cajon Valley School District
- Poway Unified School District
- San Diego Unified School District
- High Tech High Cluster
- Epiphany Charter School
- Army and Navy Academy
- Juvenile Court and Community Schools
- King Chavez Charter High School
- Springall Academy