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Attallah College of Educational Studies

Changing Lives

» Master of Arts in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling

Our master's 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 mental health counseling, college and career guidance, helping students apply academic achievement strategies, and consultation with teachers and parents.

The program builds on the mission of the Attallah 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 School Counselor Association's National Model of School Counseling as well as eight "big ideas":

  • Collaboration
  • Oral Communication
  • Self-reflection and tolerance for complexity and ambiguity
  • Written Communication
  • 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
  • Time management and organizational skills

The application deadline for the next cohort (Summer 2021) is January 10, 2021.


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Contact Us


Dr. Amy Jane Griffiths
Program Coordinator
(714) 744-7988
agriffit@chapman.edu

Hilary Anderson
Administrative Coordinator
(714) 744-2142
leath@chapman.edu

Information Sessions


To learn more about the Attallah College School Counseling graduate program, please register for an Information Session.
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Student Spotlight


“Chapman University’s School Counseling program is highly sought out because of its reputation for producing well-trained professionals with a passion for school counseling. This program has prepared me for the ever-changing counseling profession.”

- Laura Liegler ’18