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The educational setting in North Dakota is changing and school counselors are one group of educators who stand to gain.
With the onset of much publicity and outward pressure, North Dakota has been forced to begin assessing their shortcomings with a more trained eye. If pressure is not coming from the government, it is coming from private industries who are offering distinctions of one name or another in order to recognize educational improvements.
In a December 10th, 2007 press release from the North Dakota Department of Education, the following quote was posted regarding the Panasonic National School Change Awards:
"The Panasonic Corporation of North America and the US Department of Education are conducting and sponsoring a national change awards ceremony in New York City in July. Nominations are being accepted for recognition of schools that have significantly changed, grown and improved. A $5000 check will be presented to each of six winning schools at the ceremony."
With added incentives and pressure for improvement, North Dakota school counselors will find their expertise more in need and as a result will find their jobs much more secure with increasing salaries.
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 Dakota 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
- UMass Online (Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling - NEASC and State-Approved program)
Whether you are from Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.