Montana School Counselors
The educational environment in Montana is changing. As necessity gives way to the creation of a public education system in need of reform, Montana school counselors are poised to see higher salaries and greater job security.
“It is my firm belief that the investment we make in our children not only defines us as policymakers, today, it defines the legacy we leave for Montana in the future.” - Governor Brian Schweitzer, Status Report 2008
The future of public education in Montana has school counselors heavily involved in curriculum and educational program development. There is a strong need to implement student psychology and the concepts behind breaking down learning barriers in the creation of new programs.
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.
Montana school counselor expertise is shown to be in high demand when looking at salaries as well. In the '05-'06 school year, Montana ranked 47th in the nation for teacher salary at $39,832. Montana school counselors will typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.
However, above job security and increasing salaries, the largest draw for most people looking into the Montana school counseling career is the emotional rewards. School counseling is one of the few careers in education where you truly will have the opportunity to affect lives deeply in need of assistance.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Montana 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 Billings, Missoula, Great Fall, Bozeman, Helena, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.