Michigan School Counselors
Many educators and career changers are becoming attracted to the Michigan school counseling career for quite a few reasons. As curriculum and education programs are increasingly in need of professionals with student psychology expertise, school counselors are looking at greater job security and greater salaries.
In the '05-'06 school year, Michigan was ranked 8th in the nation for average teacher salary. Michigan school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.
The necessity for considering psychology in breaking down learning barriers is a trend that is picking up pace. In a March 16th, 2008 press release, Governor Granholm comments on the dire need for Michigan to be committed to improving education:
"Michigan's future is dependent upon our ability to provide all children with a quality education that helps them succeed," Granholm said. "These high schools will use strong personal relationships, rigor, and real-world relevance to help our kids compete and prepare them for college, the workplace, and beyond."
In addition, many are flocking toward the Michigan school counseling career because of its rewarding nature. Few jobs in education aside from school counseling allow for educators to affect the lives of students on an individual basis.
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.
Learn more about Michigan school counselingand find out if this might be the career for you.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Michigan 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 Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Flint, Lansing, Ann Arbor, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.