Massachusetts School Counselors

Massachusetts has been a role model in public education for the rest of the country. Massachusetts devotion to supporting educators has reflected the foresight of Masschusetts in knowing the greatest investment we can provide for our future is in the people of our communities.

It is in the support and forsight of the Massachusetts public education system where you will find the reasons why many educators and career changers are becoming interested in the Massachusetts school counseling career.

During the '05-'06 school year, Massachusetts ranked 7th in the nation for average teacher salary. Massachusetts school counselors will typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.

In addition, school counselors are being given much more opportunity to use their expertise in collaboration with other education experts in developing curriculum and educational programs. The reason for school counselors and psychologists involvement in establishing the educational programs of tomorrow is for their ability to aid in breaking down learning barriers through their knowledge of student psychology.

Supporting those who have the ability to help Massachusetts continue to advance their education practices will continue to be strongly supported. The following is a quote from Governor Deval Patrick on January 15th, 2008 regarding the recent increase in education aid:

“Our budget will reflect the priority our administration places on providing Massachusetts students with the top quality education opportunities they deserve,” said Governor Patrick. “While the Commonwealth faces tough fiscal challenges in the year ahead, we cannot afford not to invest in strategies that work to help students excel. We are making tough choices necessary to make this targeted investment.”

Massachusetts school counseling is a highly rewarding career that shows promise with regard to job security as well as salary levels long into the future.

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

Whether you are from Boston, Wolcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton 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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