Our masters in school counseling provides training for candidates who wish to work as professional school counselors from preschool through high school. The school counseling program prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including college and career guidance, mental health counseling, student social and emotional support, and consultation with teachers and parents.
The program builds on the mission of the College of Educational Studies by seeking to prepare knowledgeable, skilled, and reflective school counselors who are effective change agents for individuals, families, communities, and institutions. Chapman's masters in school counseling curriculum is built on the American Association of School Counselor's National Model of school counseling as well as eight "big ideas." These include:
- Cultural Competence
- Oral and Written Communication
- Self-reflection and tolerance for complexity and ambiguity
- Commitment to service and advocacy
- Building solutions for children through an appreciation of their strengths and resources
- Understanding children both as individuals and as participants in systems