School and Guidance Counselors

The career and a brief history

The School and Guidance Counseling career came into existence at the turn of the 20th century at a time when there was a growing need for young Americans to have access to career information.

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The development was successful in easing students' transition from school to work. As acknowledgement of the facilitator's value spread, school and guidance counselors began incorporating other student development procedures into their job duties.

There is a natural evolution within the field of education as the needs of our economy and the marketplace environment change. A gobalized economy alters the standards for student achievement and increases the scrutiny we apply to educational assessments.

What we are left with today is yet another hurdle in the process of distributing education. We must continue to better our delivery of education and produce more highly educated and capable citizens.

School and guidance counselors are an integral part of our country's future. Today, we are seeing a shifting paradigm. School and guidance counselors' expertise in facilitating personal growth, development of motivation, positive attitudes and confidence is the key to America's future success.

The next level in education will be reached through applying enabling tactics, to break down learning barriers and create open minds. Today's students must be able to make use of curriculum to gain the skills necessary to compete in tomorrow's global economy.

Become a School or Guidance Counselor

Pick a state and learn how you can become a school or guidance counselor:

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California Michigan Rhode Island
Colorado Minnesota South Carolina
Connecticut Mississippi South Dakota
Delaware Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming
Kentucky North Dakota

Find the Right School

Capella University offers four online CACREP-accredited Graduate Programs in Counseling: MS in Mental Health Counseling, MS in Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy, MS in School Counseling, and PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. The MS in Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy program is also COAMFTE-accredited. In addition, Capella has program options in Addiction Studies, Studies in Human Behavior, General Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sport Psychology, and more.

Click here to contact Capella University and request information about their programs.