Pre-Requisites

Most SOLES Graduate Programs do not require any specific pre-requisite coursework. Those that do have pre-requisite requirements are listed below.

Please note that students who are unable to complete these pre-requisites prior to beginning their program may do so in their first semester of enrollment at SOLES.

Teaching Credential Programs

These programs include the Masters Credential Cohort Program and any stand-alone teaching credentials. These programs require the following prerequisite course:

Please note that this course is built into the curriculum of the Master's Credential Cohort program, so those who have not taken it in advance do not need to plan to do so prior to beginning the program.

Master of Arts in Counseling, specialization in School Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services Credential

This program requires a pre-requisite course in Educational Psychology focused on K-12 Learning. Students who are unsure of whether a course they have selected will satisfy the requirement should email the course syllabus to solesadmissions@sandiego.edu for evaluation.

Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy

This program requires three pre-requisite courses:

  1. Human or Life Span Development
  2. Counseling or Personality Theories
  3. Research Methods

The following list is provided as a resource to help prospective students locate one or more of the prerequisite courses. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and students may take these courses at other universities, provided the course covers the necessary material. Students who are unsure of whether a course they have selected will satisfy the requirement should email the course syllabus to solesadmissions@sandiego.edu for evaluation.

1. Human Development (Across Lifespan)

Approved Online Courses

Approved Traditional (In-Classroom) Courses

2. Counseling Theories/Personality Theories

Approved Online Courses

Approved Traditional (In-Classroom) Courses

3. Research Methods

Approved Online Courses

Approved Traditional (In-Classroom) Courses

  • Cuyamaca College: PSY 205 - Research Methods for Psychology
  • Grossmont College: PSY 205 - Research Methods for Psychology
  • MiraCosta College: PSYC 205 - Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences
  • MiraCosta College: SOC 205 - Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences
  • Palomar College: PSYC 230 - Research Methods in Psychology
  • San Diego Mesa College: PSYC 255 - Introduction to Psychological Research
  • San Diego Miramar College: PSYC 255 - Introduction to Psychological Research