Wisconsin School Counselors

Wisconsin has been attracting many to the school counseling career with loftier salaries and with progressive approaches toward advancing educational operations.

In the '05-'06 school year, Wisconsin ranked 21st in the nation for average teacher salary. Wisconsin school counselors typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers.

Wisconsin's progressive approaches to curriculum and educational program reforms are encouraging school counselors with student psychology expertise to become more involved. As methods for breaking down students' learning barriers are seen to be a vital obstacle toward overall student achievement, Wisconsin school counselors will likely see their value within the educational system rise drastically.

Currently, it appears this is the direction we're headed. The momentum is on the side of education and those who are controlling funding and policy making are catching on.

The following is a quote by Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster during a January 23rd, 2008 speech regarding Governor Jim Doyle's committment to education:

“Parents and educators throughout our state are working hard to ensure that our students are pursuing rigorous and relevant coursework so that every child graduates prepared for higher education and the 21st century workplace. That is our New Wisconsin Promise: to make sure each and every child in Wisconsin has access to a quality public education."

Among all professional educator careers in Wisconsin, school counselors are set to inherit some of the greatest responsibility and rewards as educational reforms continue to sweep the state and the country at large.

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

Whether you are from Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, 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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