Iowa School Counselors

The Iowa school counseling career has recently been attracting many educators and career changers. The reasons are many, including Iowa's newly found respect for student psychology expertise, the school counselor's ability to make a great difference in individual students' lives, and greater salaries.

In the '05-'06 school year, Iowa ranked 39th with average teacher salary at $41,083. This number continues to move up, but currently is serving to push more educators and career changers in the school counseling or administrative roles. Iowa school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.

In addition, while many teachers are bogged down with the daily workload of preparation and delivery of curriculum, school counselors are able to focus on core issues effecting learning abilities of those students who are most in need of assistance.

Finally, Iowa is showing their acknowledgement of those who aid in developing new curriculum and new educational programs as well as who are catalysts for positive change in Iowa's public education system. The following is a quote from Governor Culver from a February 12th, 2008 press release regarding the signing of the Allowable Growth Bill:

“What this means, is even in a year of difficult budget decisions, one thing is certain: when we work together, and put partisan politics aside, we can do the right thing for students, parents, and teachers.”

With the onset of more ways to measure accountability, the Iowa school counseling career, as well as other professions that are based on the knowledge of school psychology and breaking down of learning barriers, is poised to see more funding and greater respect for many years to come.

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

Online Schools

Argosy University
Programs Offered: Sport-Exercise Psychology (MA), Industrial Organizational Psychology (MA), Forensic Psychology (MA), School Psychology - Non-Certification Program (PsyD), Psychology (BA), Psychology (BA), Psychology (AA), Psychology (AA), Psychology (AA), Psychology - Organizational Psychology Concentration (BA), Psychology - Advanced Studies concentration (BA), Organizational Psychology (BA), Organizational Psychology (BA), Forensic Psychology (MA), Forensic Psychology (MA), Education Specialist in School Psychology, Clinical Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology (MA), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Advanced Studies in Psychology (BA)

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

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Programs Offered: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. Clinical Forensic Psychology, Ph.D. International Psychology, Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track, Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track, Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis, M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. Clinical Forensic Psychology, Psy.D. Clinical Forensic Psychology, Psy.D. Clinical Forensic Psychology, Psy.D. Applied Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. Applied Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. Applied Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. International Psychology, Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track, Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track, Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track, Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis, MA in Industrial & Organizational Psychology: Applied Research Project Track, MA in Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track, M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis, M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Generalist Certificate

Grand Canyon University
Programs Offered: Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance Psychology, Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology, Doctor of Psychology in Industrial and Organizational, Doctor of Psychology in Cognition and Instruction, Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction, MS in Psychology - General Psychology, BS in Psychology

Kaplan University
Programs Offered: MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, M.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, M.S. in Psychology - General Psychology, M.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavioral Analysis, M.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Educational Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavioral Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MSPY - General Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, MS in Educational Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, BS in Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Substance Abuse, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Child Development, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology

InterCoast College
Programs Offered: Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician, Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician

Medaille College
Programs Offered: Mental Health Counseling Advanced Certificate, Master of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Psychology, Doctor of Psychology

Tiffin University
Programs Offered: Master of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with a concentration in Applied-Human Services

Keiser University
Programs Offered: Master of Science in Organizational Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Psychology (Online Only), Master of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Organizational Psychology, Master of Science in Organizational Psychology, Master of Science in Organizational Psychology, Master of Science in Organizational Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

University of the Rockies
Programs Offered: Master of Arts in Psychology - Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Psychology - Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Master of Arts in Psychology - Business Psychology, Doctor of Psychology - Organizational Leadership, Doctor of Psychology - Organizational Leadership, Doctor of Psychology - Non-Profit Management, Doctor of Psychology - Mental Health Administration, Doctor of Psychology - Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Doctor of Psychology - Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Doctor of Psychology - Health and Wellness Psychology, Doctor of Psychology - Business Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership, Master of Arts in Psychology - Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Psychology - Non-Profit Management, Master of Arts in Psychology - Mental Health Administration, Master of Arts in Psychology - Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Master of Arts in Psychology - Health and Wellness Psychology, Master of Arts in Psychology - General Psychology, Master of Arts in Psychology - Educational Leadership, Master of Arts in Psychology - Business Psychology

Northcentral University
Programs Offered: Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Health Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - General Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies, Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy - Medical Family Therapy, Master of Arts in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology, Master of Arts in Psychology - General Psychology, Master of Arts in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies, Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy

Capella University
Programs Offered: PsyD - School Psychology, PhD - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, PhD - Educational Psychology, MS - Sport Psychology, MS - School Psychology, MS - Leadership Coaching Psychology, MS - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, MS - Evaluation, Research, and Measurement, MS - Educational Psychology, MS - Counseling Psychology, MS - Clinical Psychology, MS - Child and Adolescent Development, MS - Applied Behavior Analysis

Ashworth College
Programs Offered: Psychology Introduction

Mount Washington College
Programs Offered: Psychology (Bachelor), Psychology (Bachelor), Psychology (Bachelor), Psychology (Associate), Psychology (Associate), Psychology (Associate), Psychology - Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Psychology - Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Psychology - Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Ottawa University
Programs Offered: Psychology

California Lutheran University
Programs Offered: Psychology, Psychology, Psychology, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, M.S. in Clinical Psychology, M.S. in Clinical Psychology, M.S. in Clinical Psychology

Walden University
Programs Offered: Ph.D. in Psychology - Organizational Psychology, Ph.D. in Psychology - Health Psychology, Ph.D. in Psychology - General, Ph.D. in Psychology - Forensic Psychology, Ph.D. in Psychology - Educational Psychology, Ph.D. in Psychology - Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. in Psychology - Clinical Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Terrorism & Security, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Social Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Psychology, Public Administration and Social Change, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Psychology of Culture, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Program Evaluation and Research, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Organizational Psychology and Nonprofit Management, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Organizational Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Media Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Leadership Development and Coaching, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Health Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - General Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Educational Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Applied Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Psychology and Legal Systems, Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Program Planning and Evaluation in Forensic Settings, Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Mental Health Applications, Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - General, Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Forensic Psychology in the Community, Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Studies - Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education, Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Studies - Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field, Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Studies - Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy, Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Studies - Administration, Management and Leadership, Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology - General, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology - Workplace Psychology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology - PreSchool Child Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology - Preparation for Graduate Studies, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology - Infant and Toddler Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology - Human Services, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology - General Psychology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology - Child and Adolescent Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology - Addictions, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology - Applied Psychology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Services - Psychology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Services - Child and Adolescent Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Studies - Health Psychology and Behavior, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Studies - Child Development, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Child Development - Psychology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Child Development - Infant/Toddler, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Child Development - General, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Child Development - Family Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Child Development - Dual Concentration (Preschool & Infant/Toddler), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Child Development - Child & Adolescent Studies, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Child Development - Administration and Management

Southern New Hampshire University
Programs Offered: MS in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology, MS in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology, MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Forensic Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Child and Adolescent Development

Saint Joseph's University
Programs Offered: MS in Organization Development and Leadership

Baker College Online
Programs Offered: Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

University of Southern California
Programs Offered: Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Organizational Psychology, Master of Science in Applied Psychology - General, Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Consumer Psychology

Sacred Heart University
Programs Offered: Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Master of Science in Applied Psychology

University of Cincinnati
Programs Offered: Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate in Behavior Analysis

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Programs Offered: Master of Arts in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology, Master of Arts in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Master of Arts in Counseling: Specialization in Forensic Psychology, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.): Military Clinical Psychology Track, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.): Child and Adolescent Psychology Track, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), Doctor of Couple and Family Therapy

Liberty University Online
Programs Offered: Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Arts in Human Services - Marriage and Family, CERT: Military Resilience, BS: Psychology: Military Resilience, BS: Psychology, AA: Psychology

University of North Carolina
Programs Offered: Introductory Psychology (PSYC 1000) - Self-Paced, Introduction to Psychology (PSY 200) - Self Paced, General Psychology (PSYC 101), Developmental Psychology (PSY 3336) - Self-Paced, Child Development (PSYC 250), Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 245)

UMassOnline
Programs Offered: Graduate Certificate - Victim Studies, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Applied Psychology

Robert Morris University
Programs Offered: BS Applied Psychology Online

Colorado Technical University
Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Organizational Behavior, Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Consumer Behavior, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Cornerstone University
Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Colorado Christian University
Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Associate of Science in Psychology

Brenau University
Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Montreat College
Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science - Psychology & Human Services

Ohio Christian University
Programs Offered: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Degree Completion)

Columbia College
Programs Offered: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Ashford University
Programs Offered: BA/Psychology

Saint Leo University
Programs Offered: BA in Psychology

Brandman University
Programs Offered: BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology, BA in Psychology

Waldorf College
Programs Offered: B.A.S. Psychology-Communications, B.A.S. Psychology, B.A. Psychology-Communications, B.A. Psychology, A.A. Liberal Arts-Psychology

Post University Online
Programs Offered: B.A. in Psychology / Organizational Studies, B.A. in Psychology / Human Development, Education and Health, B.A. in Psychology

University College
Programs Offered: B.A. in Applied Psychology

Warner Pacific College
Programs Offered: Associate of Arts in Organizational Dynamics, Associate of Arts in Organizational Dynamics, Associate of Arts in Organizational Dynamics, Associate of Arts in Organizational Dynamics, Associate of Arts in Organizational Dynamics, Associate of Arts in Organizational Dynamics

Whether you are from Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Dubuque 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.