Nevada School Counselors
Nevada has taken the right steps to assure school counselors are happy with their career choice as well as to draw students, other educators and career changers into the school counseling career.
The main reason why the Nevada school counseling career has continually become more attractive is really a side effect. In 2003, the Nevada Legislature passed legislation that requires schools, regardless of AYP status, to continually create strategies and plans to improve the process of education. The following is a synopsis of the legislation from the Nevada Department of Education website:
"Comprehensive improvement plans take several years to implement and to demonstrate improvement in the targeted areas. An annual revision provides the opportunity to identify effective practices and/or actions that should be continued and ineffective practices and/or actions that should be revised or eliminated."
This legislation has caused curriculum and educational program developers to turn to the expertise of Nevada school counselors in an effort to introduce more concepts for breaking down learning barriers into the practice of educating.
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 this trend continues, salaries should continue to rise, job security should strengthen, and job satisfaction should heighten for school counselors.
Nevada school counseling is a promising career for those who enjoy the thought of helping Nevada students become intelligent and productive citizens.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Nevada 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 Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson, Sparks, Carson City, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.