School Counseling

School Counseling provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement, and evaluate a PK-12 comprehensive developmental guidance program. Particular attention is given to the multiple roles and responsibilities which a guidance counselor may fulfill in a school setting. The curriculum of this specialization meets the academic requirements for certification in PK-12 Guidance and Counseling by the Florida Department of Education.

Core Courses (42 credits)

CSL 501Orientation to the Counseling Profession
CSL 588Crisis Intervention
CSL 600Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling
CSL 610Human Growth and Development
CSL 621Psychological Measurements
CSL 629Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling
CSL 652Individual Counseling Procedures
CSL 653Career Development and Life Work Planning
CSL 658Group Counseling Procedures
CSL 680Family Counseling and Therapy
CSL 686Counseling Theories and Interventions
CSL 694Counseling Practicum (6 credits)
EDR 601Methodology of Research

School Counseling (18 credits)

The School Counseling specialization program in counseling meets the academic requirements for certification as a school counselor in the State of Florida.

CSL 586Student Services Personnel within the Public Schools
CSL 612Child Guidance and Therapy
SPY 571Exceptionality in Learning and behavior
CSL 682Consultation Procedures
CSL 699cInternship in School Counseling (6 credits)

Students seeking Guidance and Counseling certification in Florida must:

  • Complete and pass the following courses:
    • TSL 500 Comprehensive ESOL Strategies
    • SPY 620 Behavior Modificatoin
    • EDU 567 Foundations of Reading Instruction
  • Pass the General Knowledge, Professional Knowledge and Subject Area tests of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) and provided documentation to this effect to their advisor.
  • Demonstrate competency in the 6 Florida Educator Accomplished Practices.