Nevada School Counselors

Nevada has taken the right steps to assure school counselors are happy with their career choice as well as to draw students, other educators and career changers into the school counseling career.

The main reason why the Nevada school counseling career has continually become more attractive is really a side effect. In 2003, the Nevada Legislature passed legislation that requires schools, regardless of AYP status, to continually create strategies and plans to improve the process of education. The following is a synopsis of the legislation from the Nevada Department of Education website:

"Comprehensive improvement plans take several years to implement and to demonstrate improvement in the targeted areas. An annual revision provides the opportunity to identify effective practices and/or actions that should be continued and ineffective practices and/or actions that should be revised or eliminated."

This legislation has caused curriculum and educational program developers to turn to the expertise of Nevada school counselors in an effort to introduce more concepts for breaking down learning barriers into the practice of educating.

As this trend continues, salaries should continue to rise, job security should strengthen, and job satisfaction should heighten for school counselors.

Nevada school counseling is a promising career for those who enjoy the thought of helping Nevada students become intelligent and productive citizens.

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

Whether you are from Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson, Sparks, Carson City, 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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