Master’s Program Plan of Study

About the Course of Curriculum for the Master’s Program

The Counseling emphasis is comprised of between 51 and 60 semester hour credits. Course offerings are provided in a systematic manner to insure that students complete their program plan of study within a two (2) academic year, or four (4) semester time period. Limited course offerings are also provided during the summer semester. Most classes are offered in person, but we also offer courses online or in a hybrid (both in person and online) format. Following acceptance to the program, some students elect to begin their studies during the summer semester, however, most students begin their program of study during the fall semester following acceptance to the program.

Syllabi for all courses in the Counselor Education Program may be obtained by students prior to course enrollment from the course professor, and/or by contacting the Department of Educational Psychology, at (860) 486-4031.

Year 1:

Fall Semester:

  • EPSY 5307 — Professional Orientation for School Counselors
  • EPSY 5315 — Counseling Techniques
  • EPSY 5316 — Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • EPSY 5318 — Human Development Over the Lifespan

 

Spring Semester:

  • EPSY 5301 — Group Processes in Counseling
  • EPSY 5306 — Principles of Career Development
  • EPSY 5308 — Counseling Theory and Practice
  • EPSY 5314 — Appraisal Procedures in Counseling
  • EPSY 5317 — Fieldwork in School Counseling (Practicum)

Year 2:

Fall Semester:

    • EPSY 5601 — Principles and Methods in Educational Research
    • EPSY 5320 — Critical Issues in Counseling
    • EPSY 5319 — School Counseling Internship
    • EPSY 5195 — Post-Secondary Admissions Course
    • EPSY 5406 — Consultation Theories and Practices

    Spring Semester:

    • EPSY 5108 — Instruction for Students with Special Needs in the Mainstream
    • EPSY 5319 — School Counseling Internship
    • EPSY 5304 — School Counseling Program Development and Evaluation
    • EPSY 5310 - Facilitating Career Development

    Part-Time Students

    You will begin your coursework in the first two-semesters by taking the following courses:

    Fall 1

    • EPSY 5307 — Professional Orientation for School Counselors
    • EPSY 5308 — Counseling Theory and Practice

    Spring 1

    • EPSY 5306 — Principles of Career Development
    • EPSY 5315 — Counseling: Advanced Practice

    The courses typically offered during the summer semester include:

    • EPSY 5320 — Critical Issues in Counseling
    • EPSY 5314 — Appraisal Procedures in Counseling

    Plan of study checklist

    Please feel free to download this checklist to keep track of your course progress.

     

    Development of the Master’s Curriculum

    The sequence of the coursework and the educational experiences of the curriculum are developed as a plan of study designed with each student’s advisory committee (i.e., major advisor and two associate advisors) and in accordance with the standards and criteria established by:

    1. Program Accreditation of the “Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs” (CACREP).
    2. National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), Criteria for Counselor Certification, American School Counselor Association, and American Counseling Association.
    3. State of Connecticut Certification Regulations for School Counselors.