Wyoming School Counselors
The educational system in Wyoming has been transforming into one of the most progressive platforms for advancement in the country. Many educators in and around Wyoming have been taking notice.
One of the professional educator careers in Wyoming showing some of the greatest benefits is school counseling.
In the '05-'06 school year, Wyoming ranked 30th in the nation for average teacher salary. Wyoming school counselors will typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers. Couple this fact with the relative low costs of living in the state, and you will begin to see the esteem Wyoming citizens and politicians have for education.
Wyoming school counselors are also witnessing a larger demand for their services. With the current emphasis being placed on development of strategies to progress the process of education in Wyoming, experts in the industry have acknowledged the benefit of student psychology analysis involvement in the curriculum and educational program development.
The following is a quote from a February 29th, 2008 memorandum regarding the Response to Intervention (RTI) process:
"Response to Intervention (RTI) is the practice of providing high-quality instruction and intervention, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and applying student response data to important educational decisions. RTI is a process of identifying students who are at risk of not learning and ensuring they receive appropriate interventions early, i.e., before failure sets in. Intervening early and monitoring progress has been shown to have a positive impact on student outcomes, reduce disproportionality in identification of minority children for special education, and reduce the overall number of children identified as needing special education."
The Wyoming school counseling career is one that offers regionally competitve monetary rewards. Coupled with a high level of job security as educational reforms call on the school counseling expertise more and more, the school or guidance counseling career is very attractive.
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 Wyoming 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 Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Gillette, Sheridan, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.