Wyoming School Counselors

The educational system in Wyoming has been transforming into one of the most progressive platforms for advancement in the country. Many educators in and around Wyoming have been taking notice.

One of the professional educator careers in Wyoming showing some of the greatest benefits is school counseling.

In the '05-'06 school year, Wyoming ranked 30th in the nation for average teacher salary. Wyoming school counselors will typically earn $5,000 to $10,000 more each year than teachers. Couple this fact with the relative low costs of living in the state, and you will begin to see the esteem Wyoming citizens and politicians have for education.

Wyoming school counselors are also witnessing a larger demand for their services. With the current emphasis being placed on development of strategies to progress the process of education in Wyoming, experts in the industry have acknowledged the benefit of student psychology analysis involvement in the curriculum and educational program development.

The following is a quote from a February 29th, 2008 memorandum regarding the Response to Intervention (RTI) process:

"Response to Intervention (RTI) is the practice of providing high-quality instruction and intervention, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and applying student response data to important educational decisions. RTI is a process of identifying students who are at risk of not learning and ensuring they receive appropriate interventions early, i.e., before failure sets in. Intervening early and monitoring progress has been shown to have a positive impact on student outcomes, reduce disproportionality in identification of minority children for special education, and reduce the overall number of children identified as needing special education."

The Wyoming school counseling career is one that offers regionally competitve monetary rewards. Coupled with a high level of job security as educational reforms call on the school counseling expertise more and more, the school or guidance counseling career is very attractive.

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

Whether you are from Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Gillette, Sheridan, 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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