MEd in Educational Leadership: PK-12 School Counseling

Program Coordinator
Dr. Julie Cerrito |
College of Education
1120 McCormick Center

Bloomsburg University's Masters of Education in Educational Leadership, PK-12 School Counseling track provides a balance of academic and theoretical learning with a strong focus on practical application of knowledge, skills, and dispositions. The core faculty are a blend of current professionals in school counseling and other seasoned university professors who provide optimal learning opportunities. Our program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and program completers are eligible to earn a Pennsylvania PK-12 School Counseling Certification.

Aside from a school setting, having a degree in School Counseling opens the door to many exciting and diverse opportunities. Possible careers include:

  • Mental Health/ Non-Profit Agencies
  • Social Service Agencies
  • College Counseling
  • Health and Wellness
  • Career Counseling

Program Admission

  • Complete a graduate school application
  • Submit an official undergraduate transcript (3.0 undergraduate GPA)
  • Submit a Statement of Goals that explains the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a graduate career as a school counselor
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s academic suitability and professional demeanor

Academic Requirements


Required Courses

Course Sequence

Program Faculty


To earn the M. Ed., candidates must complete 15 core credits and the 30 credits track specific PK-12 School Counseling Courses. Candidates interested in certification only are reviewed on an individual basis to review courses and credits required to earn PA certification, please refer to


Graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students who do not take classes in either the Fall and/or Spring semester(s) will be considered inactive in MyHusky. Students are required to contact their Academic Advisor or Graduate Program Coordinator with their request to be reactivated. Their request is then forwarded to the Graduate Office, who will process the reactivation. Students have six calendar years to complete their chosen degree or certification program.

Transfer Credits

Upon acceptance, students desiring to transfer credits may make this request upon application to their chosen program. Upon approval, degree students may transfer up to a maximum of nine semester hours or parallel courses (determined by BU) from accredited institutions. These courses will be applied towards completing the degree requirements of the program. However, no courses will be transferred in which a grade less than a B was earned. Pass/fail grades are not acceptable.



Important note regarding out-of-state licensure/certification:

Bloomsburg University is approved to offer Education programs that lead to certification in Pennsylvania. While we regularly monitor licensure/certification laws in each state, state requirements are subject to change without notice. If you are interested in certification outside of Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program and during your program of study. Please visit and for more information. If you are planning to teach in New Jersey, please note that you may be required to complete the edTPA, a performance based assessment. It is strongly recommended that you contact the school district(s) of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for more information specific to New Jersey.