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School Counseling Pre K-12

California University of Pennsylvania

24 months
774 USD/credit 18576 USD/year
774 USD/credit 18576 USD/year
516 USD/credit 12384 USD/year
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The School Counseling Pre K-12 program at California University of Pennsylvania gives you comprehensive training and credentials for a rewarding career as a Certified School Counselor Pre K-12.

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The School Counseling Pre K-12 program at California University of Pennsylvania aims to prepare Cal U students work in rural and medically underserved communities with a focus on mental and behavioral health. 

Our mission is to collaboratively educate, train, and provide services that will benefit the health and health equity of the underserved and vulnerable people in our community by producing quality behavioral health professionals for the region’s workforce.  This program allows students to apply for an opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend, while completing their required practicum or field experience. 

Degree Benefits

Enjoy one of the best school counseling degrees in the nation at one of the lowest costs in Pennsylvania. Many graduate assistantships are available to help cover the cost of tuition.

  • Cultivate a high level of self-awareness.
  • Develop competent counseling skills in order to practice ethically and professionally.
  • Learn how to conduct assessments and evaluations.
  • Gain an understanding of how individuals learn and grow, and how educational systems impact personal development.
  • Acquire skills to facilitate positive change in individuals and social systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Skills and Techniques
  • Developmental Group Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Integration, Collaboration and Consultation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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48 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • Master's and Certification Only:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Post-Master's Only: Master's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution (for Bachelor's and Master's degrees)
  • Two professional recommendations from professors or employers.
  • Master's and Certification Only:  One-page resume of work and education

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12384 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 516 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for California

1570 - 2658 USD /month
Living costs

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