Idaho School Counselors

Many educators find themselves disheartened after a few years on the job. Not enough time to make a real difference, bureaucracy making fundamental curriculum changes impossible...

For these reasons, many educators and career changers are considering the Idaho school counseling career.

Idaho school counselors will typically make $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers. In addition, those making financial decisions are beginning the realize the school counseling student psychology expertise is a vital piece of the puzzle for student achievement.

In a March 5th, 2008 press release, Superintendent Luna made a statement regarding approval of various funding by the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee:

“I am pleased JFAC approved funding for our other requests, such as the Idaho Math Initiative, a teacher evaluation task force and a committee to develop a statewide concurrent credit program... These are critical issues as we move forward to improve Idaho’s public education system.”

Many individuals are finding the new sense of responsibility for guiding Idaho into a brighter future attractive. Coupled with momentum of additional funding and support for continual curriculum and educational program reform, the Idaho school counseling career is a winner.

Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Idaho School Counselor.

Whether you are from Boise, Nampa, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Meridian or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.

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**Some states require completion of a state-approved School Counselor preparation program from a regionally accredited institution in order to be licensed as a school counselor. Capella University is regionally accredited and their School Counseling specialization is state-approved by the Arizona Department of Education. We recommend that you follow up with your state Department of Education (DOE) to determine whether Capella's Arizona- approved School Counseling specialization meets your state's licensure requirements.

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