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School Counseling Practicum Information

The primary focus of the School Counseling Practicum (COSC 698) for the M.Ed in School Counseling program is to introduce candidates to the counseling environment and the development of counseling-related skills, ethics, and professionalism based on school activities.


Successful completion of Human Growth and Development (COUC 502), Multicultural Counseling (COUC 504), Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling (COSC 501), Counseling Theories & Techniques (COSC 505), Theories of Counseling (COSC 510), and Structured Groups (COSC 512); successful completion of Gate 2 (COSC 500); successful completion of Gate 2.5 (COSC 513 zero credit practicum application course); 3.0 GPA; complete background check clearances; negative Tuberculosis results (TB), and professional liability insurance through the American School Counseling Association student for professional membership.

School Site: One placement in an elementary or secondary (middle or high) school setting.

Site Supervisor: A Licensed School Counselor currently working in a counseling setting and who has at least three years of counseling experience and training in counselor supervision.

Hours: The School Counseling Practicum course is the first field experience for school counseling candidates designed to build counseling skills at the elementary or secondary school setting under the supervision of a licensed school counselor on-site supervisor and faculty supervisor. The practicum experience will include a minimum of 100 hours, with at least 40 of these hours as direct services with K-12 students. Candidates must serve a minimum of 10 weeks at the school site to earn the required 100 hours.

Detailed information on practicum requirements can be found in the School Counseling handbook on the School Counseling Program Page. Questions can be emailed to scfieldplacement@liberty.edu.

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