Program Curriculum

Competencies and Coursework

Students develop competencies in psychology of learning, foundations of education, inclusion of students with special needs, and multiculturalism. A sequence of experiential courses is required in the school counseling program. All courses are identified on the UW-Stout web page but as a sampling, students gain understanding through coursework of counseling theory, group dynamics, career development, consultation , emotional and behavior problems, curriculum, and legal and ethical issues. Students also complete a practicum experience in the schools prior to the final capstone experience of 600 hours of onsite supervised internship.  


Professional Core Students complete basic counseling, psychometric and research courses.

Certification Requirements Courses provide a strong background in guidance curriculum, psycho-educational disabilities, family systems, legal issues associated with school counseling, and sociological foundations.

Minimum Competency Areas Students must meet minimum competencies through prior coursework or within the School Counseling program in psychology of learning, foundations of education, inclusion of students with special needs and multiculturalism.

A sequence of experiential courses is required in the School Counseling program. Students enroll in Counseling Process Lab, Guidance Lab and Practicum. As part of the requirement for certification in the school counseling program, students must complete 600 hours of on-site internship. Internship is offered only during the fall and spring semesters. Students working will do 300 hours at the elementary/middle school level and 300 hours at the high school level.


Course Descriptions

The Course Description Listing has descriptions of School Counseling, Counseling and Psychology courses.