School Counseling Licensure Endorsement
The Professional Educator License: The school counseling endorsement program is designed for students who already have completed a master's degree in education, counseling or a related field. Candidates must also hold a valid teaching license or complete three additional education courses:
- CIEP 401 The Exceptional Child
- ELPS 460 School Administration
- CIEP 414 Instructional Strategies for Diverse Populations
- CIEP 478 Behavioral Interventions: Assessment and Supports
Endorsement requires completion of coursework equivalent to the 48-semester-hour M.Ed. program in School Counseling.
State Required Coursework:
- CPSY 420 Counseling Skills
- CPSY 421 Professional Issues in Counseling
- CPSY 423 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
- CPSY 424 Career Development and Counseling
- CPSY 425 Assessment in Counseling
- CPSY 426 Group Counseling: Theory and Practice
- CPSY 433 Multicultural Counseling
- CPSY 454 Human Development: Implications for Education
- RMTD 400 Introduction to Research Methodology
- CPSY 428 Introduction to School Counseling
- CPSY 435 Selected Topic: Advanced School Counseling and
- CPSY 458 Adolescent Development and Counseling
- CPSY 440 Counseling Practicum/Internship (6 semester hours)
- CIEP 505 Literacy and Numeracy for Principals
Some of the required and additional coursework could have been completed during prior master's degree study. The Graduate Program Director of the School Counseling Program reviews the applicant's graduate transcript to determine the coursework that must be taken at Loyola University Chicago for endorsement.
Students are also required to have a clinical experience in a school.
Students in endorsement only programs are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. (See SOE Policy: Academic Standing - Continuous Enrollment)
A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.