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North Carolina School Counselors
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is taking large strides toward attracting some of the best and brightest into the North Carolina school counseling career.
With the aid of assessment and various distinctions recognizing school improvements, North Carolina school counselors have had more opportunities to show how their expertise can affect the overall achievement of North Carolina students.
In a February 12th, 2008 press release, State Superintendent June Atkinson is quoted in regard to three North Carolina middle school receiving the "Schools to Watch" distinction:
"These schools prove that students can and will meet higher expectations if you believe in them and provide them with the proper support and encouragement."
North Carolina school counselors should fill a continually larger role in the development of curriculum and educational programs in the future. Additional importance in the educational process should also result in extra career benefits such as increasing salaries as well as job security.
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 North Carolina 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 Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.