Kansas School Counselors
Most people think the main job of Kansas school counselors is to minimize school bullying or help students apply to college. However, many educators and career changers are entering the field and the reason is not to minimize bullying or to collect college application paperwork.
Kansas school counseling is becoming a much more attractive career for a few reasons. For one, salaries are highly competitive among other professions in the state. During the school year '05-'06, Kansas ranked 37th in average teacher salary at $41,467. School counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year.
Secondly, new curriculum and new educational programs are requiring the expertise of those who understand student psychology and the process of breaking down learning barriers. This spells out job security as well as respect from peers. This is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down as school achievement and scores become more and more important with increasingly competitive globalized business markets.
Lastly, Kansas school counselors may be one of the few educators who actually have the time and responsibility to individually affect the success rate of all students from helping with learning problems to helping students cope with issues originating at home. School counselors are charged with the responsibility of connecting with all students who need assistance.
With above average compensation as well as increasing responsibility within the system of education, the school counseling career may be the most attractive career in education today.
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.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Kansas 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)
Whether you are from Wichita, Kansas City, Overland, Topeka, Olathe, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.