Current Program of Study

The program of studies, i.e., the courses and curriculum for the M.Ed. in School Counseling, is made up of 3 parts:

You will move through the program as a cohort, so all classes must be taken in the sequence listed below. Classes begin in late May and end in late July of the following calendar year.

Content Course Schedule

First Summer – Session I

  • EDUC 702: Introduction to Strengths-Based School Counseling, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 703: Theories and Techniques of Counseling, 3 hrs

First Summer – Session II

  • EDUC 714: Guidance and Group Counseling, 3 hrs


  • EDUC 713: Tests and Measurements, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 827: Human Development, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 707: Promoting Cultural Competence and Social Justice in School Counseling, 3 hrs


  • EDUC 704: Promoting Career Development, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 709: Seminar in Applied Investigations, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 752: College Access and College Admissions Counseling, 3 hrs

Second Summer – Session I

  • EDUC 705+: Internship in School Counseling & Consultation (Su), 3 hrs
  • EDUC 826: Promoting Mental Health and Wellness in Schools, 3 hrs

Second Summer – Session II

Students typically take their elective courses during Summer Session II, but other options are possible.

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About the Practicum and Internship Courses

Fall Practicum runs August through October (10 weeks).

Fall Internship runs November through December. Internship continues in spring and summer.

Students must spend a minimum of 100 (40 direct service) clock hours in practicum and 600 (240 direct service) in internship in their field experiences during the August to June K-12 public school year. The schedule for accumulating the required 700 hours is typically completed in three full time days per week at the school site and/or arranged with both the field supervisor and the EDUC 766 and 705 instructors.

Clinical Course Schedule

First Summer – Session II

  • EDUC 712: Pre-practicum in School Counseling, 3 hrs

Fall Mini-Term I

  • EDUC 766+: Practicum in School Counseling, 6 hrs

Fall Mini-Term II

  • EDUC 705+: Internship in School Counseling & Consultation (F), 3 hrs

Spring Semester

  • EDUC 705+: Internship in School Counseling & Consultation (S), 9 hrs

Second Summer – Session I

  • EDUC 705+: Internship in School Counseling & Consultation (Su), 3 hrs

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Examples of appropriate elective courses are listed below.

This list is not exhaustive. Courses may be taken elsewhere and transferred in. If you’d like to take an elective course not listed below, it must be considered at the graduate level at UNC-CH and you must get approval from your advisor in writing. Courses numbered 400 to 600 are combined graduate/undergraduate courses and are counted as graduate level credit hours. If you are unsure about a course, check with the Office of Student Affairs to verify that it is at the graduate level.

EDUC 689: Foundations of Special Education or another graduate level course in special education is highly recommended.

++Denotes courses recommended by faculty.

From the School of Education

  • EDUC 403: Families, Schools and Community Services
  • EDUC 689: Foundations of Special Education++
  • EDUC 708: School Consultation Methods++
  • EDUC 710: Statistical Analysis of Educational Data I
  • EDUC 724: Parent and Community Engagement for the School Executive
  • EDUC 727: The Social Context of Educational Leadership
  • EDUC 796A: Independent Study (Master’s level)
  • EDUC 758: Immigration and Education
  • EDUC 762: Child Development and Disability
  • EDUC 763: Biological Bases of Children’s Development
  • EDUC 767: Educational Innovation and Technology, Integrative Seminar I
  • EDUC 771: Seminar in Social Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 772: Educational Sociology
  • EDUC 774: Social and Educational History of the United States
  • EDUC 776: Gender, Race and Class Issues in Education
  • EDUC 779: Contemporary Philosophies of Democratic Schooling
  • EDUC 781: Theories and Research in Human Development
  • EDUC 782: Psychology of Learning in the School
  • EDUC 784: Statistical Analysis of Educational Data II
  • EDUC 785: Program Evaluation in Education
  • EDUC 800: Diversity in Education
  • EDUC 811: Problems in School Counseling
  • EDUC 817: Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 904: Exploring Representations of Education in Popular Culture
  • EDMX 733: Spanish for Educators
  • EDMX 782: Behavioral Support Methods

From the School of Social Work

  • SOWO 500: Human Development in Context I: Infancy to Adolescents
  • SOWO 700: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD): Abuse and Dependence
  • SOWO 850: School Social Work: Policy and Practice++
  • SOWO 853: Approaches to Brief Treatment

From the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

  • PSYC 471: The Study of Adolescent Issues and Development
  • PSYC 500: Developmental Psychopathology++
  • PSYC 501: Theoretical, Empirical Perspectives on Personality
  • PSYC 566: Attitude Change
  • PSYC 761: Advanced Social Development

From the Department of Sociology

  • SOCI 425: Family and Society, Junior/Senior Section
  • SOCI 427: The Labor Force (MNGT 427)

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