Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling


Program Details

The Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling at City University of Seattle can be taken alone as a 49 credit master's degree program or as a 54 credit program that includes Washington State Educational Staff Associate (ESA) residency certification. This certification is required in Washington to be a school counselor in the K-12 setting. The program incorporates the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model, which is the recognized framework for delivering student-centered, high quality, data- informed school counseling services to K-12 students in the United States.

CityU of Seattle's master's in school counseling degree is taught byK-12 experienced faculty and current practitioners who integrate educational theory with real-world application.

Effective In-Class and Online Learning

This mixed-mode, two year program follows a full-time, cohort based model for working professionals, with classes on weekends and online instruction throughout the week. This blended method (with 80% in-class and 20% online learning) allows you to fit your school work around your current work week. Our Albright School of Education advisors are standing by to help you plan out your master's in guidance counseling degree at CityU.

Where CityU Can Take You

Your CityU master's in school counseling with ESA certification will qualify you to work as a counselor in any public K-12 school in Washington State. Your skills will transfer well to other human services organizations, too, such as private agencies, community colleges and independent schools. And if you seek out further advancement, this master's in guidance counseling is a great stepping stone toward our Doctor of Education in Leadership program.

Get Started Today!

If you want to impact the lives and improve the futures of students in Washington State, you are one call away from beginning the journey. Your bachelor's degree from an accredited university documenting a 2.75 cumulative GPA along with documentation of volunteer or work experience with youth qualify you to apply to CityU's Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling program. If you already have a master's degree in a related field, a performance-based ESA endorsement course is available. Contact an advisor today to learn more.
Guidance and Counseling Concentration (42)
EGC 501
EGC 502
EGC 503
EGC 504
EGC 505
EGC 506
EGC 507
EGC 508
EGC 509
EGC 510
EGC 514
EGC 516
EGC 526
EGC 596
EGC 620
M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling without Certificate (49)
Take all Guidance and Counseling concentration courses listed above plus seven credit graduate level electives (must be approved).
M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling with ESA Certificate (54)
Take all Guidance and Counseling concentration courses listed above plus the following.
EGC 513
EGC 515
EGC 632
EGC 633
EGC 634
EGC 635
The M.Ed. classes are typically held on Saturdays or Sundays with additional online learning. Contact your advisor for more details.