Graduate and Professional Studies in Education:
Counselor Education

The Counselor Education program seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs and concerns of a diverse society. Graduates leave with a strong foundation in counseling theories and techniques to apply in a multicultural society. Emphasis is placed on both personal and professional development with experiential learning infused throughout the entire curriculum. Several courses involve participation in community agencies and schools prior to the required supervised field study placements. As an important part of their development as professional counselors, students are encouraged to participate in their own personal counseling with professionals not affiliated with our educational programs.

Community Service
The program provides services to community clients through its on-campus Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services, as well as through various designated school and agency sites. In these settings, students provide counseling under direct faculty supervision, while gaining valuable experience in a broad spectrum of human problems.

Faculty Experience
A key strength of the program is the broad base of experience and training of the faculty members. Our faculty members have unique academic backgrounds, experiences and interests that qualify them to teach and model a wide range of effective approaches to counseling and psychotherapy.

The Pupil Personnel Services, School Counseling Credential prepares professional counselors to work within the K-12 educational system. The Master of Science in Counseling prepares professional counselors for employment in a variety of settings such as public and private agencies, universities and colleges, schools and private practice. This degree meets the educational requirements for becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the State of California. The programs are clinically oriented, with didactic and experiential courses, a 100-hour clinical practicum, and 600 hours of field experience.

Courses Offered

Please review the program description and course listings in the Course Catalog (follow the Master of Science Link).

Credentials Offered

Degrees Offered

Program Resources

Document Title File Type
Accreditation Activities html logo
Program Information Session - PowerPoint Presentation: October 2015 pdf icon
Spring 2016 Advising Night pdf document

Student Counseling Society

Students in the MS in Counseling Program are encouraged to join the Student Counseling Society. For more information, email: Like the Society on Facebook.

Counselor Education

Phone: (916) 278-6639 | Office: Eureka Hall 401

Mailing Address
College of Education | Graduate and Professional Studies: Counselor Education
Sacramento State | 6000 J Street | Sacramento, California 95819-6079