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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Counselor Education

Office: Sweeney Hall 404
Telephone: 408-924-3634 (voice); 408-924-4137 (fax)
Website: www.sjsu.edu/counselored/

Kyoung Mi Choi
Xiaolu Hu
Jason Laker, Chair
Dolores Mena

Assistant Professors
Lorri Capizzi
Zachary McNiece
Aubrey Uresti


The Counselor Education Department prepares individuals to work as counselors in culturally and economically diverse K-12 schools, postsecondary education settings, and community-based organizations. The department offers a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance, with specializations in K-12 School Counseling [including a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) K-12 School Counseling Credential, and a Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) authorization], Higher Education, and Professional Clinical Counseling. Faculty work closely with graduate students to build effective counseling and assessment skills; nurture reflective thinking and intercultural awareness; and provide the experiences needed to become dynamic, culturally-sustaining counselors who are committed to advocacy, social justice, and lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared to support the personal growth, holistic wellness, and healthy development of individuals and groups through counseling approaches that are strengths-based and grounded in theory, research, and effective practices.



    Counselor Education