Minnesota School Counselors
Many of the best and brightest of Minnesota's educators and career changers are flocking toward the school counseling career.
There are a few reasons why this is happening. One is the promise of a strong salary during a slow down in our economy. In the '05-'06 school year, Minnesota ranked 17th in the nation for average teacher salary. Minnesota school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more than teachers each year.
Secondly, job security is strong for school counselors. Minnesota is employing the expertise of those trained in student psychology to help create educational programs that effectively break down learning barriers for all students.
Minnesota funding decision makers are promising strong support for advancing education long into the future. The following is a quote from Governor Tim Pawlenty during a February 17th, 2008 press release:
“All of us understand that the most important ticket to the future is the quality of the education our children receive... Our average student performance is at or near the top in most key measures. However, we all know those averages don’t tell the whole story, and that there is real room for improvement in our schools.”
Finally, and probably the most powerful reason why people are becoming more attracted to the Minnesota school counseling career, school counseling is one of the few careers in education where you can personally affect the lives of the students who most need guidance.
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.
The rewards for great Minnesota school counselors fill lives with joy and last a lifetime.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Minnesota School Counselor.
- 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 Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.