The School Counseling program prepares students to be effective leaders and advocates as school counselors while earning a M.Ed. in Counseling and School Counselor Certification PK-12 grades.
The 51 credit hour program consists of:
- core counseling courses,
- school counseling courses and
- 700 hours of field work, resulting in a strong foundation for serving our school students.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of school counseling is expected to grow by 13% through 2026, faster than the average for all professions.
Nationally Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Academic Programs (CACREP), the only nationally recognized accreditation body for counseling programs
An approved program provider by the PA Department of Education.
Upon graduation and passing the PRAXIS examination, students will earn their PK-12 certificate in professional school counseling, allowing them to work in PA public schools as a professional school counselor.
Can also lead to the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential in PA. However other requirements must be met for this credential.
Upon graduation and successful completion of the National Counselor Examination (NCE), students can earn national board certification.
Department was recognized as the Counselor Education Program of the Year for 2016 by the PA Counseling Association.
What can I do with this degree?
- Professional School Counselor in PK-12 education settings
- Professional counseling in other environments (drug and alcohol, behavioral health, etc.)
Graduate Amy Dauble was elected president of the California School Counselors Association