School Counseling Master’s Programs

Master Degree Programs in School Counseling

Most states require the completion of a Master’s degree program in School Counseling in order to become a certified school counselor.

As school counselors begin counseling teachers and administrators more and more regarding the most effective educational practices based on student psychology, school counselors will need additional skills in order to perform in this new, more directorial position. As a result, school counseling master’s degree programs are already providing career skills that are similar to those learned in business administration.

School counselors are being taught to understand the overall mission of their hiring schools and then they are taught to understand how student psychology and theory can be implemented to help schools and school districts meet their goals.

The following are a list of some of the concepts taught in School Counseling Master’s Programs as stated by the American School Counselors Association (ASCA):

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Theories
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Testing/Appraisal
  • Research and Program Evaluation (Assessments)
  • Professional Orientation
  • Career Development
  • Supervised Practicum
  • Supervised Internship

Learn more about the Master’s degree program in school counseling or guidance counseling by contacting the following schools:

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School Counseling Programs in Your State

You can learn more about other schools offering the Master’s level school counseling program by searching your state’s Department of Education website or by contacting a certification representative. State school counseling certification requirements.