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South Carolina School Counselors
In the past, South Carolina school counseling meant helping students apply for college and perhaps suggesting professional or technical colleges for some.
Today, the role of South Carolina school counselors has changed. With increasing emphasis on assessments and student achievement, districts and the state as a whole have been forced to see the value in school counselors' expertise with regard to student psychology.
The theory and understanding of how students need to break down various learning barriers is taking on a more prominent role in the development of curriculum and educational programs. Much of the way we are now publicizing all gains and losses in education will help to continue these much more analytical and thorough assessments of the education process.
During a January 9th, 2008 SCDOE press release, State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex comments on the recognition of 235 schools for academic excellence:
"A school that wins one of these awards is a school that is focused on kids and driven to succeed,” said State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex. “It shows what can happen when educators have high expectations for students, and when parents and community members support those educators and students.”
With the current trends in education, South Carolina school counselors stand to gain tremendously in increasing salaries, job security and respect throughout the educational community.
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.
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a South Carolina School Counselor.
- 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 Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Rock Hill, Mount Pleasant, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.