Counseling and Guidance Program (CSUSB)

5500 University Pkwy
San Bernardino CA  92407

Phone: (909) 537-7640

Requirements (72 units)
The M.S. in Counseling and Guidance is a professional program preparing students to become educational counselors. The degree program is designed to fulfill all the California State requirements for counseling in grades K-12, so that a graduate will concurrently receive the M.S. and the California Pupil Personnel Services Credential.

Admission to the University
Apply online at CSUMentor - Apply Online
Deadlines for Fall 2011
Application Deadline - July 5, 2011
Document Deadline - July 18, 2011
Evaluation Deadline - August 19, 2011
Program Decision Deadline - August 30, 2011
Admission Deadline - September 12, 2011

Admission to the Program
In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to the pupil personnel services credential program are:
• Attend an Education Counseling Program admission orientation meeting. Click here to see the schedule of upcoming orientation dates.
• Submission of an Admissions Portfolio following criteria and guidelines provided at the orientation meeting. Portfolios will be evaluated in accordance to the Educational Counseling program portfolio rubric, student will be notified as to their status to enroll in ECLG-531. Completed portfolio contains:
o Application and current vitae/resume;
o Transcripts of all higher education coursework;
o Written Personal Statement;
o Three positive recommendations from persons having knowledge of applicant's counseling potential;
Recommendation Form
o Proof of successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
o Evidence of current negative TB skin test;
o Evidence of possession of a valid California teaching credential or a Certificate of Clearance for eligibility to participate in fieldwork;
o Completion of EDUC 306 (or its equivalent) with a grade of "B" or better (fulfills the graduate entrance writing requirement);
o Evidence of technological literacy in six areas: word processing, database, computer presentation, downloading, internet and email;
• Completion of ECLG 531 with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better. Must be taken concurrently with EDUC 607.
Grade point average needs to be a 3.0 or higher to gain admissions to the University and to the counseling and guidance program. This can be calculated by either the cumulative average of ALL classes taken, OR by calculating the average of the last ninety units taken. If you are uncertain about what your GPA is , you can use your unofficial transcript to get the information and figure out your GPA. There are several website available that can do this for you, and a simple internet search will land you at hundreds of sites that do the math for you. Here are a couple of examples of these kind of sites:
Upon completion of the above requirements , the student's file will be reviewed by an admission committee composed of at least three faculty members of the educational counseling program. This committee will evaluate the admission folder and decide on the student's admissioni status. Students who do not meet admissions criteria will be notified of their deficiencies.


Requirements for Graduation
1. A minimum of 72 quarter units of graduate-level work, with a minimum of 54 units completed in residency at this university;
2. A minimum of 25 quarter units of credit taken after a student has been advanced to candidacy for the degree;
3. A grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) in course work taken to satisfy the degree requirements, including a minimum of a “B” in ECLG 531 and 657A, a grade of “Credit” in ECLG 657B, and no grade below a “C” (2.0) in all other courses in the program.
4. The graduation writing requirement is met;
5. Completion of a graduation requirement check;
6. Any additional requirements not cited above and listed in the Bulletin.
The comprehensive examination is designed to test the student’s knowledge of the field of counseling and guidance. The examination is a standardized national exam, the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). Students must enroll in the examination either through the regular registration process. The student will take the examination no earlier than the last quarter in which coursework is taken. The student must be advanced to candidacy one quarter before taking the comprehensive examination. The student must complete a graduation check with the Office of Records, Registration and Evaluations before permission to take the examination can be granted. Students who do not receive a passing score may petition the College of Education to retake the examination. Students who do not receive a passing score the second time must petition the Dean of Graduate Studies to retake the exam. Approval to retake the examination may be, at any time, contingent upon completion of additional designated courses.
The program may not include more than 18 quarter units in extension and transfer credit from other colleges. California State University, San Bernardino will not consider for transfer credit course work from an institution which will not accept that work in its own advanced degree program.
Prerequisite courses:
1. ECLG 531. Introduction to Counseling (4)
Note: Must be taken concurrently with EDUC 607.
2. EDUC 306. Expository Writing for Education (4) or its equivalent
Degree Requirements (72 units)
1. EDUC 607. Introduction to Educational Research (4)
2. ECLG 619. Appraisal Procedures in Counseling (4)
3. ECLG 632. Advanced Psychological Foundations of Education (4)
4. ECLG 633. Human Development (4)
5. ECLG 650. Applied Career Counseling (4)
6. ECLG 651. Professional School Counselor (4)
7. ECLG 654. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Guidance (4)
8. ECLG 655. Multicultural Counseling (4)
9. ECLG 656. Counseling Theories and Techniques (4)
10. ECLG 657A. Counseling Practicum (4)
11. ECLG 657B. Counseling Practicum (4)
12. ECLG 658. Consultation and Advocacy (4)
13. ECLG 678. Theory and Practice in Group Counseling (4)
14. ECLG 679A. Counseling Fieldwork: Multicultural (4)
15. Twelve units chosen from:
ECLG 679B.Counseling Fieldwork: Elementary School (4)
ECLG 679C.Counseling Fieldwork: Middle School (4)
ECLG 679D.Counseling Fieldwork: High School (4)
ECLG 679E.Counseling Fieldwork: Educational Institution (4)
16. ECLG 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)

Faculty and Staff:

Sue Brotherton
Phone: (909) 537-5693
Room: CE 381

Donna Schnorr
Phone: (909) 537-7313
Room: CE 388

Lorraine Hedtke
Program Coordinator Educational Counseling and Guidance, Lec

The M.S. in Counseling and Guidance is a professional program preparing students to become educational counselors. The degree program is designed to fulfill all the California State requirements for counseling in grades K-12, so that a graduate will concu

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