Missouri School Counselors
Even during hard economic times, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt is helping to draw educators and career changers toward the teaching and school counseling professions.
From a January 16th, 2008 press release, the Missouri Department of Education comments on Gov. Blunts' State of the State address:
Gov. Blunt recommended an increase of $121 million in basic aid to public schools next year (2008-09) through the state foundation program, plus additional funds for several other important K-12 education initiatives.
Such strong support for education is helping Missouri employ the expertise of Missouri school counseling and their student psychology expertise to continue developing curriculum and educational programs designed to teach concepts as well as break down learning barriers for all students.
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.
As Missouri's public education continues to advance, the necessity for school counselors in producing motivated and mature students will become much more evident. The job outlook for Missouri school counselors looks to be quite strong.
As a result of school counselors highly essential expertise in the education process, salaries are beginning to represent their importance. In the '05-'06 school year, Missouri ranked 42nd in the nation for teacher salaries at $40,462. Missouri school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Missouri 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 Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.