School Counseling

Degrees

Master of Arts, Master of Education and Education Specialist

Department

Counselor Education and School Psychology

OVERVIEW

Professional school counselors are highly prepared educators who help students with academic achievement, personal and social development, and career and college planning. They work with pre-K-12 students in public and private schools. Learn more about the profession, job outlook, and median salary.

The counselor education program offers students three degree options for school counseling.

Master of Arts

The School Counseling track in the Master of Arts in Counselor Education is designed for those students who have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than education who plan to seek certification as a professional school counselor in pre-K through postsecondary school settings. Nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs, the school counseling track is a state approved initial teacher preparation program that meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Education for certification as a professional school counselor.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

Master of Education

The School Counseling track in the Master of Education in Counselor Education program is designed for those students who are certified educators (and/or those who completed their bachelor’s degree in education) who plan to seek certification as a professional school counselor in pre-K through postsecondary school settings. Nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs, the school counseling track is a state approved initial teacher preparation program that meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Education for certification as a professional school counselor.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

Education Specialist

The School Counseling track in the Education Specialist in Education program is designed for those students who are certified educators, who have their master’s degree in education and who plan to seek certification as a professional school counselor in pre-K through postsecondary school settings. The school counseling track meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Education for certification as professional school counselor.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • All courses are face-to-face.
  • The program involves intensive fieldwork both in the Community Counseling and Research Center and the surrounding community, including a one-semester practicum and a one-semester internship (which can be extended into two semesters).
  • The program prepares students to practice in field with professional credentials.

RESOURCES FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS

RESOURCES FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

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