Maryland School Counselors

Maryland is one of the top states leading the charge for increasing public education. So, why are so many educators becoming more interested in becoming Maryland school couselors?

The reasons are many from great salaries to having larger roles in the creation of curriculum and educational programs to having a greater impact on the lives of those students who need the most assistance.

In the '05-'06 school year, Maryland ranked 10th in the nation for average teacher salary at $54,333. Maryland school counselors will typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.

As salaries are currently high for Maryland school counselors, this trend is expected to continue. At the forefront of public education, Maryland is aggressively seeking to use their momentum to continue progressing. In the following January 2008 publication excerpt, Education Week's Nancy Grasmick is quoted regarding their new quality assessment of public education:

"For the first time in the 12 year history of this report, Education Week has rated the overall quality of education in states, and I am proud to announce that Maryland is leading the pack."

Education Week is fueling the fire for change by helping those with expertise in student psychology and the breaking down of learning barriers become more involved with curriculum and educational program development. EW states that a significant reason for Maryland's high ranking in their assessment was due to "An integrated vision toward education reform".

Maryland school counseling is a blossoming career with many opportunities. Learn more about the career and find out how rewarding this career can be for your life.

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

Whether you are from Baltimore, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Annapolis, or anywhere else across the state, you will find school counseling a highly rewarding and respected career.

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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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