Indiana School Counselors

Why are so many educators and career changers interested in the Indiana school counseling career?

This may be a question asked by many, but not those who understand what is going on in the Indiana school system. Indiana has had many school districts performing at very high levels. Much of this is due in part to the expertise of Indiana school counselors in student psychology and in the creation of curriculum and educational programs designed to break down learning barriers for all students.

Many educators are seeing the value of school counselors and the knowledge they possess. Therefore, those who wish to make the biggest difference in the lives of those students who most need assistance are entering the field.

In addition, Indiana school counseling salaries are becoming increasingly attractive. In the '05-'06 school year, Indiana ranked 19th in average school salary at $47,255. Indiana school counselors will typically bring home $5,000 to $10,000 more a year than teachers.

Finally, job security is a function of how valuable your career is to the goal of your industry. The following is an excerpt from a Feb. 14th, 2008 press release:

Superintendent of Public Instruction Suellen Reed announced today that 177 Hoosier public schools were honored with Four Star School Awards for the 2006-2007 school year. The award is the highest state distinction and is based on student achievement on ISTEP+ assessments and overall attendance rates.

Ratings and school district awards for achievement are a trend that reflect the bigger picture of accountability for the value of our education system. As our economy becomes increasingly globalized, this trend will only become more self-evident. As a result, those careers that have the most impact on the success of students will have the greatest job security.

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

Campus-based Schools:

Adler School
Campus Locations:
Chicago

Programs:
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision , Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy , Master of Arts in Counseling: Specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling , more...


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Campus Locations:
Chicago | Washington | Irvine

Programs:
Ed.S. School Psychology , Ed.D. School Psychology , Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision , more...


Wake Forest University
Campus Locations:

Programs:
Master of Arts in Counseling - School Counseling


Medaille College
Campus Locations:
Rochester

Programs:
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Argosy University
Campus Locations:
Chicago

Programs:
Counseling Psychology (EdD) , Psychology (BA) , Psychology (AA)

Online Schools:

Walden University
Online Programs:
M.S. in School Counseling - Military , M.S. in School Counseling - Addictions Counseling , M.S. in School Counseling - General Program , more...


Liberty University
Online Programs:
M.Ed. - School Counseling , PhD in Counseling - Professional Counseling , PhD Counseling: Advanced Clinical Skills , more...


Argosy University
Online Programs:
Counseling Psychology(EdD) (Online) , Psychology (BA) (Online) , Psychology (AA) (Online)


South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:
Psychology (BA)


Northcentral University
Online Programs:
Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology , Psychology - BA , General Psychology - PhD of Psychology , more...


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Online Programs:
Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate , B.A. in Psychology , M.A. Psychology , more...


The University of Liverpool
Online Programs:
MSc in Organisational and Business Psychology , MSc in Psychology


Adler School
Online Programs:
Master of Arts in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology


Colorado Technical University Online
Online Programs:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Whether you are from Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Gary, Hammond 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.