School Counseling (M.Ed)

Campbell University offers a CACREP accredited M.Ed. in School Counseling as well as a licensure only certification program for those with a Master’s Degree in Counseling but without certification.

Please note specific deadlines for the School Counseling program:

  • Completed applications for Spring start are due no later than November 1.
  • Completed applications for Fall start are due no later than April 1.

The 49-semester-hour School Counseling Program will prepare you to fulfill the diverse roles required of school counselors both as a theorist and practitioner in a multicultural society. You will be prepared to develop comprehensive school counseling programs aligning with the ASCA National Model and to collaborate with parents, school personnel, and others to assist students with academic, career and personal/social services.

Additional emphasis is given to acquisition and application of knowledge and skills, critical thinking and decision making, appreciation of diversity, demonstration of professional ethical and legal practices, and an understanding of the educational process within the complex school environment. The examination of your personal values and experiences and your potential influence in a variety of counseling situations is encouraged.

Campbell University School of Education and Counseling Programs offer a supportive community for learning. We’re dedicated to promoting Christian values in an environment of intellectual curiosity. We care about nurturing the whole person and encouraging lifelong learning.

View Student Data and Outcomes for information about counseling students, including admissions and enrollment data, graduation, and PRAXIS and NCE exam outcomes. In addition, please see this link for the most recent Campbell 2016-1017 Annual Report

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School Counseling (K-12)

General Objectives

The school counseling student at the master’s degree level:

  • Studies a common core of knowledge in the areas of educational foundations, educational psychology, research methods, behavioral sciences and ethics.
  • Works to attain growth toward personal-social goals.
  • Develops specific competencies that will aid in carrying out his/her various roles as counselor, coordinator, and consultant.
  • Refines those personal qualities that are basic for effective counseling.

Specific Objectives

The school counseling student at the master’s degree level:

  • Develops the competencies needed to organize, administer, and supervise a guidance and counseling program.
  • Learns to apply group, individual, and vocational counseling techniques.
  • Develops knowledge of career information sources for educational, vocational, and personal-social counseling.
  • Studies methods of student assessment including the use of standardized tests.
  • Studies methods of consultation and learns to apply the principles involved.
  • Develops the ability to engage in student referral, placement, and follow-up – activities.
  • Develops understanding of abnormal behaviors and the social-cultural systems, which contribute to the development of such dysfunctions


The School Counseling Handbook is available in pdf.


Candidates for the CACREP accredited Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in School Counseling must complete the following core courses (46 semester hours) for this program, which are designed to allow students to meet North Carolina School Counselor licensure requirements:

Schema Sheet

Course Requirements

  • EDUC 623: Research Design and Methodology in the Counseling Profession (3)
  • CEDU 624: Theories of Personality and Counseling (3)
  • CEDU 626: Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling(3)
  • CEDU 636: Counseling in the Schools (3)
  • CEDU 638: Assessment in Counseling (3)
  • CEDU 641: Life-span Development (3)
  • CEDU 644: Career Counseling (3)
  • CEDU 645: Counseling Skills (3)
  • CEDU 646: Group Counseling (3)
  • EDUC 663: Special Needs (3)
  • CEDU 664: Abnormal Psychology for Counselors (3)
  • CEDU 685: Spirituality, Religion, and Diversity for professional Counselors (3)
  • CEDU 690: Practicum in Counseling (3)
  • CEDU 695: Internship in Counseling (6)
  • CEDU 526: Drug Treatment of Psychological Disorders (1)

TOTAL: 46 semester hours


In addition, candidates must select three semester hours of electives. Among the choices available are the following:

  • CEDU 544: Family Therapy (3)
  • CEDU 677: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (3)
  • CEDU 679: Child Psychopathology for Professional Counselors (3)
  • CEDU 680: Families and Addiction for Professional Counselors (3)
  • CEDU 683: Substance Abuse Seminar for Professional Counselors(3)
  • CEDU 684: Crisis Intervention Seminar for Professional Counselors (3)
  • CEDU 689: Special Topics in Counseling (3)
    This course is not required of most students and is only utilized in rare instances for Independent Study and especially for those individuals who completed PSYCH 526 as an undergraduate and as a graduate student must must complete a different one hour course.

TOTAL: 49 hours

Students who are seeking North Carolina Public School Counselor “Master” licensure but do not presently hold North Carolina teacher licensure must complete two additional courses:

  • ED 620: Survey of Educational Psychology (3)
  • ED 631: Curriculum Management (3) 6 hours

Note 1: It is recommended that students take Education 626 as the first course in the program; if this cannot be arranged, it should be taken as early as possible.

Note 2: Students planning for a practicum or internship placement MUST consult with the Campbell University area coordinator for counselor education before investigating a practicum or internship placement.

Note 3: Prerequisites for CEDU 690: CEDU 626, CEDU 645, CEDU 646, or CEDU 636 (school counseling track). CEDU 690 is a prerequisite for CEDU 695.

Note 4: Counselor education students must apply for the practicum or internship by March 15 for fall placement or October 15 for spring placement. Students are required to find their own practicum or internship placement, which must be approved by the Campbell supervisor to whom they are assigned. Applications should state the proposed site of the practicum or internship, the proposed field supervisor at the site, and the proposed dates of involvement in the experience. The name, title, address, and phone number of the official who must give final approval of the site and the name of the Campbell supervisor must be included. A letter of request should be mailed to a faculty member in the Counselor Education Program at Campbell University, P.0. Box 369, Buies Creek, NC 27506. Students must have completed 30 academic hours prior to applying for Education 690 Practicum in Counseling.

Note 5: Practicum and internship students are required to have professional liability insurance BEFORE beginning the practicum or internship.

Note 6: All students wishing North Carolina licensure must also take and pass the appropriate Praxis II examination required for licensure. For further information, the advisor should be consulted.

Note 7: Any counselor education student who was a graduate of Campbell University’s UG psychology program and took PSYC 526 as part of that undergraduate curriculum may not take PSYC 526 as a graduate student. For these students, the counselor education program will offer a one-hour, “Special Topics in Counseling” course, EDUC 689.


For information about the CACREP accredited M.Ed. in School Counseling please contact Dr. Kristen Moran at