Mississippi School Counselors
Mississippi school counseling is continually becoming a more popular and attractive career to educators and career changers.
In the '05-'06 school year, Mississippi ranked 41st in the nation for average teacher salary at $40,576. Mississippi school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.
Secondly, the process in which curriculum and educational programs are developed is changing and employing school counselors and their expertise in the field of breaking down learning barriers. Mississippi is devoted to do more than just keep pace with the rest of the country and world. The only way to do this is to continually improve our public education.
This process of education reform and the use of highly trained individuals in the field of student psychology is projected to become more evident in the future. Governor Haley Barbour is quoted here from a January 21st, 2008 press release of his State of the State Address:
"My budget reflects the fact that public education is the number one economic development issue in our state, and it is the number one quality of life issue... My budget funds education reforms so we can get better results for the money we spend. And that is the test in education. What are the results we demand and achieve for our children?"
The Mississippi school counseling career is a highly rewarding career. You will touch many lives and help guide Mississippi into a brighter future. Find out more and learn whether the school counseling career is right for you.
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. The MS in Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy program is also COAMFTE-accredited. In addition, Capella has program options in Addiction Studies, Studies in Human Behavior, General Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sport Psychology, and more. 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 Mississippi 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 Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Southaven, Greenville, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.