M.S. in Counseling for K-12 Schools

This degree prepares compassionate professionals to provide counseling and support services for K-12 grade level students.

You’ll also have the option to add the Child Welfare and Attendance specialization that offers additional training in working with those students most at-risk for school failure. After completion, you will be eligible for the Clear Pupil Personnel Services Credential offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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Counselor Education Online Information Session
Tuesday, May. 17, 2022 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Quick Facts

Program Units
49
Average Duration
3 years
Flexibility
On-campus, full-time or part-time course load 
Course Availability

Fall and Spring 15-week semesters with 8-week Summer sessions

Start Term
New students begin during the Fall semester.
Locations
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Oxnard
Program Costs

$810 per credit

$39,690 base cost

Scholarships

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Let us know you're interested and we'll reach out to answer your questions. You'll also receive more information about the program and your financial aid options.

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Graduate School of Education Open House

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

We’re hosting an Open House reception to give you an opportunity to learn more about what Cal Lutheran's Graduate School of Education has to offer. You'll meet faculty and staff, current students, and alumni who can tell you first-hand about the value of our programs.We offer graduate education degrees that will prepare you to lead and transform education for the challenges of the future. Whatever your program of interest we’d love to meet!


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Where Our Alumni Work

  • California Community Colleges
  • Central Valley Unified School District
  • Conejo Valley Unified School District
  • Fillmore Unified School District
  • Hueneme Unified School District
  • Lancaster Unified School District
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Moorpark Unified School District
  • Oxnard School District
  • Oxnard Union High School District
  • Santa Barbara Unified School District
  • Santa Paula Unified School District
  • Simi Valley Unified School District
  • Ventura Unified School District

Child Welfare and Attendance Specialization

Current students and alumni of the Pupil Personnel Services program may obtain this optional specialization.

This course emphasizes school, home, and community factors contributing to school attendance, related laws, and intervention programs designed to enhance attendance and school safety.

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Cal Lutheran's M.S. in Counseling for K-12 Schools program caught my attention because they focused on making sure students were culturally competent by the end of the program. I personally loved that the program emphasized cultural proficiency!

Vanessa Gonzalez '21

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