Wisconsin School Counselors
Wisconsin has been attracting many to the school counseling career with loftier salaries and with progressive approaches toward advancing educational operations.
In the '05-'06 school year, Wisconsin ranked 21st in the nation for average teacher salary. Wisconsin school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.
Wisconsin's progressive approaches to curriculum and educational program reforms are encouraging school counselors with student psychology expertise to become more involved. As methods for breaking down students' learning barriers are seen to be a vital obstacle toward overall student achievement, Wisconsin school counselors will likely see their value within the educational system rise drastically.
Currently, it appears this is the direction we're headed. The momentum is on the side of education and those who are controlling funding and policy making are catching on.
The following is a quote by Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster during a January 23rd, 2008 speech regarding Governor Jim Doyle's committment to education:
“Parents and educators throughout our state are working hard to ensure that our students are pursuing rigorous and relevant coursework so that every child graduates prepared for higher education and the 21st century workplace. That is our New Wisconsin Promise: to make sure each and every child in Wisconsin has access to a quality public education."
Among all professional educator careers in Wisconsin, school counselors are set to inherit some of the greatest responsibility and rewards as educational reforms continue to sweep the state and the country at large.
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 Wisconsin 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 Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.