The Counseling Program meets state standards for certification. It also adheres to the profession's accepted and established practices for training school counselors. Visit the Counseling and School Psychology Department web page for more
Core courses, 27 cr.
COUN 610 Introduction to School Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 612 Lifespan Human Development, 3 cr.
COUN 614 Practicum, 3 cr.
COUN 615 Cultural & Ethical Foundations of Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 620 Career Counseling, 3 cr.
SPSY 622 Introduction to Appraisal & Intervention, 3 cr.
COUN 732 Group Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 753 Counseling Theory and Skills, 3 cr.
COUN 770 K-12 Curriculum for School Counselors, 3 cr.
Required classes, 15 cr.
TED 750 Advanced Educational Psychology, 3 cr.
TED 760 Methods in Research
or SPSY 795 Directed Research - Data Analysis, 3 cr.
COUN 771 Internship: Elementary School Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 772 Internship: Middle School Counseling, 3 cr.
COUN 773 Internship: High School Counseling, 3 cr.
Before finalizing Internship plans, the student must pass a written examination based upon the content of all of the core course.
Directed elective courses, 6 cr.
To be selected in consultation with an advisor
Students will also present a portfolio indicating knowledge and application of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Standards for Professional School Counselors. Completion of the internship and of the master's program is dependent upon approval of the portfolio by the program faculty and the practicum supervisors in the field.
To be considered as candidates, applicants must submit the following materials:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required but will be considered if official results are submitted.
The program faculty does not formally interview applicants. Prospective students are encouraged to contact Mark Gillen, department chair, by email or by calling (715) 425-3890 to speak about the program.
A complete application, fee and materials received and postmarked on or before February 1 will be considered for the following fall term and on or before October 1 will be considered for the following spring term. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Submit all documents to the Graduate Admissions Office, 112 South Hall, 410 S. Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022. To check the status of your application, call the Graduate Admissions Office at 715-425-3500.