2023-2024 Catalog

 

MA - School Counseling

Mission Statement

Indiana Wesleyan University Graduate School Counseling Program prepares future professional school counselors in knowledge, skills, and best practices of school counseling, with Christ-like servant leadership to effectively work with culturally diverse students, faculty, and families.

Successful Program Learning Outcomes are as follows:

  • Students will articulate a clear understanding of School Counseling professional identity.
  • Students will deliver school counseling services with multicultural competence.
  • Students will integrate an understanding of developmental concepts and processes in case conceptualizations.
  • Students will conceptualize the relationship between and among work, personal well-being, and other life roles.
  • Students will demonstrate essential counseling skills with competence and ethical proficiency.
  • Students will facilitate a group session with competency.
  • Students will display counseling appraisal skills that recognize validity and reliability.
  • Students will apply research findings from professional literature to inform development of treatment plans and intervention strategies.
  • Students will integrate faith or spirituality-based principles and strategies in case conceptualizations and/or interviews.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of school counseling.
  • Students will evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs with the use of appropriate data.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehensive school counseling by synthesizing professional skills and interactions.
  • Students will integrate cultural competence and responsiveness, in the practice of school counseling, to promote education equity and social justice.
  • Students will function in professional roles and relationships in ways that reflect adherence to ethical and legal standards.

Requirements (48 credits)

Core Courses

CNS-501Human Growth and Development

3

CNS-502Multicultural Counseling

3

CNS-503Theory and Techniques in the Helping Relationship

3

CNS-504Theory and Techniques in Group Counseling

3

CNS-505Theory and Techniques in Career Counseling

3

CNS-506Appraisal of Individuals and Families

3

CNS-507Research and Evaluation of Methods and Practice

3

CNS-508Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues

3

CNS-509Integration of Christian Faith in Professional Counseling

3

Clinical Experiences

CNS-550SSupervised Practicum - School Counseling

3

CNS-551SSupervised Internship - School Counseling

3

CNS-552SSupervised Internship - School Counseling

3

Major Courses

CNS-519Theories and Techniques of School Counseling I

3

CNS-527Child and Adolescent Development and Treatment

3

CNS-529Theories and Techniques of School Counseling II

3

Elective

3

Elective

Choose one elective from any divisional class or one of our school specific courses.
CNS-538Theory and Practice of Play Therapy

3

SDC-530Social Justice in Action

3

CNS-555Academic Counseling and Classroom Management

3

CNS-556P-12 College, Career, and Life Preparedness

3

CNS-557Mental Health Issues in School Counseling P-12

3

CNS-558Trauma and Grief in Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:48

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