School Counseling

The School Counseling program at Andrews University is housed in the Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling.  The School Counseling curriculum prepares students for counseling in elementary and secondary schools.

The program includes course work and experiences required for endorsement as a school counselor.  Students working toward certification as K-12 school counselors should consult with the coordinator of the School Counseling program about the requirements of the state where they plan to work.  Some states require teacher certification in order to obtain school counselor endorsement.

The program is accredited by CACREP, the Council of the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, a specializing accrediting body recognized by COPA, the Council of Post-Secondary Accreditation. Learn more about our Counseling Education programs >>

Core Faculty:

Professor Brad Hinman (Program Coordinator)
Dr. Nancy Carbonell

Dr. Elvin Gabriel

Dr. Dennis Waite


Course# Core Requirements Credits
EDFN500 Philosophical Foundations of Education and Psychology 3
GDPC554 Career Development 3
GDPC614 Human Development 3
GDPC635 Theories and Techniques of Counseling 3
GDPC638 Group Processes 3
GDPC640 Multicultural Issues for Counselors & Psychologists 3
GDPC644 Psychological Testing 3
GDPC645 Professional Ethics for Counselors & Psychologists 3
GDPC695 Professional Portfolio 0
EDRM506 Research and Evaluation for Counselors 3
EDRM611 Applied Statistical Methods I 3
  TOTAL 30


Course# Specialty Area Credits
GDPC525 Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children 3
GDPC530 Professional Issues in School Counseling 3
GDPC540 Behavioral and Emotional Problems of Children 3
GDPC545 Administration of Guidance Services 3
GDPC600 Family Counseling 3
GDPC624 Addictions and Addictive Behaviors 3
GDPC686 Interventions and Diagnosis with Children and Adolescents 3
  TOTAL 21


Course# Clinical Instruction Credits
GDPC650 Practicum in Counseling 3
GDPC655 Internship in Counseling 6
  Total MA Degree Credits 60

Disclaimer: The course information on these pages is not intended to replace official Andrews University bulletin copy.