Office: Sweeney Hall 404
Telephone: 408-924-3634 (voice); 408-924-4137 (fax)
Dolores Mena, Chair
Kyoung Mi Choi
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, a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) K-12 School Counseling Credential, and a Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA) authorization. Faculty work closely with degree candidates to build effective counseling and assessment skills, nurture reflective thinking and intercultural awareness, and provide the experiences needed to become dynamic culturally-sustaining counselors and leaders committed to advocacy, social justice, and lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared to facilitate individuals’ personal and educational success by utilizing counseling approaches that are strength-based and that focus on personal growth, wellness, and development.