Ohio School Counselors
Recently, many Ohio educators and career changers have been looking into the Ohio school counseling career.
With increasing emphasis being put on school achievement and accountability for performance, school districts are shaking up their traditional ways of educating. Many new educational plans and curriculum have been including the expertise of Ohio school counselors and psychologists whose student psychology expertise has helped in breaking down learning barriers to raise the overall performance of schools.
The following is a quote by the Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Tave Zelman from a January 16th, 2008 press release:
“Case studies from the past two years show us that Schools of Distinction design excellent instruction and provide appropriate support to ensure that all students succeed,” Zelman said. “These schools also set high expectations for their students, including students with disabilities, and enlist parents and community members in adopting a ‘whatever-it-takes’ attitude to help children learn.”
The importance of Ohio school counselors and their expertise is also recognized in salaries that continue to rise. In the '05-'06 school year, Ohio ranked 14th in the nation for average teacher salary. Ohio school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.
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.
The Ohio school counseling career is one with a bright future that is also both materially and emotionally rewarding.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as an Ohio 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 Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.