Major (08233) Academic Plan Code (330808MSS)
The M.S. in Early Childhood and Family Clinical Counseling degree program is designed to prepare students who wish to pursue California LPCC licensure. This program specifically focuses on promoting early childhood mental health through early childhood and family counseling. This famly focus is particularly critical for counseling of infants, toddlers, and young children.
Students must complete, in consultation with an adviser, an official program of study that includes 60 units of 500-, 600-, and 700-numbered required and elective courses (up to 15 units can be taken from 500-level courses with the approval of the adviser). The 60 units program of study is aligned with the state licensure requirements that include 13 core content areas (39 units), advanced coursework (15 units), and 280 hours of supervised clinical experience (6 units). Students must maintain a B average throughout the program and pass relevant qualifying/clinical examination to complete the Master of Science degree.
To fulfill the educational requirements to qualify for state licensure in LPCC as published by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences laws and regulations related to the practice of marriage and family therapy, licensed social work, licensed educational psychologists, and licensed professional clinical counselors (Senate Bill 788), students must complete an additional 27 units selected from the following courses as they are aligned with the core content areas as delineated in the requirements: