Ohio School Counselors

Recently, many Ohio educators and career changers have been looking into the Ohio school counseling career.

With increasing emphasis being put on school achievement and accountability for performance, school districts are shaking up their traditional ways of educating. Many new educational plans and curriculum have been including the expertise of Ohio school counselors and psychologists whose student psychology expertise has helped in breaking down learning barriers to raise the overall performance of schools.

The following is a quote by the Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Tave Zelman from a January 16th, 2008 press release:

“Case studies from the past two years show us that Schools of Distinction design excellent instruction and provide appropriate support to ensure that all students succeed,” Zelman said. “These schools also set high expectations for their students, including students with disabilities, and enlist parents and community members in adopting a ‘whatever-it-takes’ attitude to help children learn.”

The importance of Ohio school counselors and their expertise is also recognized in salaries that continue to rise. In the '05-'06 school year, Ohio ranked 14th in the nation for average teacher salary. Ohio school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.

The Ohio school counseling career is one with a bright future that is also both materially and emotionally rewarding.

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

Whether you are from Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, 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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