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Attallah College of Educational Studies

Changing Lives

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

Fall 2023 Application Deadline:

January 10, 2023

School Counseling Interviews Scheduled for: Saturday, February 4, 2023

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 Attallah College's mission 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

Chapman's School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC),

The application deadline for the next cohort (Fall 2023) is January 10, 2023.

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Contact Us

Dr. Randee Kirkemo
Assistant Director

Hilary Anderson
Programs Specialist
(714) 744-2142

Information Sessions

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

Professional Accreditations

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Student Spotlight

"The decision to attend Chapman's School Counseling program was one of the easiest decisions I've ever made. I was especially drawn by the program's reputation for developing extremely competent school counselors who are uniquely trained to meet the academic, social-emotional, and college and career readiness needs of all students. The program's faculty does an amazing job in creating a supportive, collaborative, and welcoming learning environment."
– Juan Moreno ’22