Colorado School Counselors

From Pueblo to Colorado Springs to Denver to Fort Collins, the best and brightest educators in Colorado are being drawn to the school counseling career.

With Governor Ritter's new education plan, new curriculum and programs will be developed and based on breaking learning barriers for all students with the aid of school counselors learning psychology expertise. No longer will Colorado develop curriculum that is based on tradition and processes that are proven not to work.

"The point is to shift the focus from course titles and the number of years a student spent in math or science class to what he or she actually learned."

The overall perception of how students learn is going to solidify the importance of the Colorado school counseling career and will aid in giving school counselors a larger role in developing educational plans.

In addition, the Colorado school counseling career is attractive monetarily. With average Colorado teacher salaries ranked 25th in the country at $44,439, many are finding the Colorado school counseling average salary of $5,000 to $10,000 more per year quite attractive.

Finally, with opportunities to individually help those students who need the most assistance in learning and life in general, Colorado school counselors are finding their career to be highly rewarding.

Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as a Colorado School Counselor.

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**Some states require completion of a state-approved School Counselor preparation program from a regionally accredited institution in order to be licensed as a school counselor. Capella University is regionally accredited and their School Counseling specialization is state-approved by the Arizona Department of Education. We recommend that you follow up with your state Department of Education (DOE) to determine whether Capella's Arizona- approved School Counseling specialization meets your state's licensure requirements.

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