Maryland School Counselors
Maryland is one of the top states leading the charge for increasing public education. So, why are so many educators becoming more interested in becoming Maryland school couselors?
The reasons are many from great salaries to having larger roles in the creation of curriculum and educational programs to having a greater impact on the lives of those students who need the most assistance.
In the '05-'06 school year, Maryland ranked 10th in the nation for average teacher salary at $54,333. Maryland school counselors will typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.
As salaries are currently high for Maryland school counselors, this trend is expected to continue. At the forefront of public education, Maryland is aggressively seeking to use their momentum to continue progressing. In the following January 2008 publication excerpt, Education Week's Nancy Grasmick is quoted regarding their new quality assessment of public education:
"For the first time in the 12 year history of this report, Education Week has rated the overall quality of education in states, and I am proud to announce that Maryland is leading the pack."
Education Week is fueling the fire for change by helping those with expertise in student psychology and the breaking down of learning barriers become more involved with curriculum and educational program development. EW states that a significant reason for Maryland's high ranking in their assessment was due to "An integrated vision toward education reform".
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.
Maryland school counseling is a blossoming career with many opportunities. Learn more about the career and find out how rewarding this career can be for your life.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Maryland 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 Baltimore, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Annapolis, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.