Delaware School Counselors

Whether from Wilmington, Dover, Newark or anywhere else in Delaware, educators and being drawn toward the Delaware school counseling career.

At $54,264, the Delaware average teacher salary for the '05-'06 school year ranked 11th among the nation. With school counseling salaries typically being $5,000 to $10,000 more per year than teacher salaries, the Delaware school counseling career is quite lucrative.

In addition, while we are quickly sliding into a global marketplace, education is becoming more of a priority every year. Pressure for additional funding and the need for expertise in breaking down learning barriers will assure strong salaries long into the future.

The following is a quote from Governor Ruth Ann Minner's State of State address:

"We will continue our successful Student Excellence Equals Degree, or SEED, scholarship program with a recommended $689,000, and I am recommending $132.7 million for ongoing public school construction projects in 10 districts throughout Delaware"

In addition to strong salaries, and most would say much more important, is the emotional rewards associated with being a high quality Delaware school counselor. As a school counselor, or guidance counselor, you will have many opportunities to incorporate your expertise to make a difference in the lives of those who truly need your assistance.

Contact schools offering school counseling or mental health counseling programs and learn how you can begin a career as an Delaware 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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