New Hampshire School Counselors

Many of the best and brightest educators and career changers are being pulled toward the New Hampshire school counseling career.

The New Hampshire Department of Education is creating a new environment that is beckoning those who have new ideas and expertise when it comes to advancing learning practices. The following is a quote from the NHDOE regarding the Initiative for School Empowerment and Excellence:

"The State Board of Education is pleased to have the tools available to support their goals of eliminating high school dropouts; educating the whole child (physically, personally, socially, and academically); and using a growth model for educational accountability. The Follow The Child Assistance Center is part of the Department’s Initiative for School Empowerment and Excellence (i.4.see) program. The Follow The Child Assistance Center will enable schools to better understand the strengths and opportunities for growth of each child, as well as the school as a whole."

New Hampshire's encompassing approach toward education is creating a new awareness for students' minds. New Hampshire is seeking to attract those with expertise in breaking down learning barriers to help design the future of the state's efforts in education.

This is creating greater salaries for New Hampshire school counselors as well as creating job security. In the '05-'06 school year, New Hampshire ranked 23rd in the nation for average teacher salary. New Hampshire school counselors are typically paid $5,000 to $10,000 more per year than teachers.

In addition, with the way education is heading, school counselors are likely going to be more qualified than other educators to fill administrator roles later in their careers.

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

Whether you are from Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry, 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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