Utah School Counselors
Utah is beginning to take steps toward addressing lagging overall student achievement in the state.
For Utah school counselors, this is good news. Any reform or pressure to alter the current procedures for developing curriculum and educational programs is one step closer to diving into the psychology of students. When this occurs, the expertise of school counselors in breaking down learning barriers will prove to be pivotal.
In terms of salary, Utah school counselors are already experiencing the effects of their necessity within the educational system. In the '05-'06 school year, Utah ranked 46th in the nation for average teacher salary. Utah 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 school counseling career in Utah is a highly rewarding career. It is one of the few jobs in education where you are still encouraged and able to help students on an individual basis. On top of job security and increasing salaries, job satisfaction is a nice big cherry on top!
Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Utah 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 Salt Lake City, Provo, Sandy, Orem, Ogden, St. George, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.