Georgia School Counselors
Educators and career changers from Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, Athens and every other city and town in Georgia are being drawn toward the career of a Georgia school counselor.
The attraction toward school counseling has roots in a variety of career advantages such as Georgia's history of creating quality salaries for educators in spite of minimal funding. In the school year of '05-'06, Georgia ranked 18th in average teacher salary at $48,300. However, per pupil funding ranked 30th among all other states.
Secondly, Georgia school counselors are experiencing more responsibility and authority in education. Curriculum and school programs are more frequently created with the aid of student psychology research in order to break down learning barriers.
Featured Universities with School Counseling Programs
NYU Steinhardt's accredited master of arts program in Counseling and Guidance: School and Bilingual School Counseling. Through this online program, you will gain the skills you need to become a professional Pre-K-12 school counselor, working with children and families in your community to foster academic achievement and success. Click here to contact New York University and request information about their programs.
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. Click here to contact Capella University and request information about their programs.
Lastly, many of the best and brightest educators are finding as Georgia school counselors they have much more effect on the lives of those students who need the most assistance in order to succeed. Witnessing the fruits of your labor, as students you have worked with are handed their diplomas, is more rewarding than words can describe.
In a February 22nd, 2008 press release, Superintendent of Education Kathy Cox speaks out regarding Clayton Co. and the committment to progression in Georgia's efforts toward advancing the quality of education:
"I fully endorse the initiatives announced by Governor Perdue today and pledge the full cooperation and support of the Georgia Department of Education. The department is also researching ways we can help the students who, due to no fault of their own, are facing an uncertain future."
As for career stability, Superintendent Cox has vowed, in no uncertain terms, that she is going to do all she can to support her state's educators. As curriculum leans more and more toward scientific approaches in breaking down learning barriers and helping students succeed, the job of school counselors will become more and more important.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Georgia School Counselor.
- Capella University Master of Science (MS) in Human Services - School Counseling Specialization - CACREP and State Approved**
- New York University (NYU) Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance - School Counseling and Bilingual School Counseling - MPCAC Accredited
- Northwestern University - CACREP-Accredited Online Master of Arts in Counseling (meets requirements to become a school counselor)
- UMass Online (Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling - NEASC and State-Approved program)