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Students in pre-kindergarten through high school (preK–12) face increasingly complex challenges, from self-esteem issues to bullying.
By earning your MS is School Counseling, you will learn how to effectively manage these issues to help students adapt and adjust to their surroundings.
This program features:
Next Start Date: January 8, 2024
Transfer Credits: Up to 37 credits
The accelerated track in this program is designed for students who are interested in taking multiple courses per quarter to finish their program in a shorter time frame. This track has the same curriculum, residencies, and field experience requirements as the general track, but requires a strong time commitment and is best suited for students who can dedicate themselves full time to their studies.
Help even more people, of all ages and backgrounds, with Walden’s MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.
Earning an MS in School Counseling from Walden can prepare you for a variety of rewarding career roles, including:*
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Program Admission Considerations: All specializations require a bachelor's degree or higher.
General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.
"Walden provides working professionals with the necessary education to transform themselves."
The MS in School Counseling program is offered by Walden University, an institution accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) which is a requirement to practice as a school counselor in some states. The MS in School Counseling program meets the standards for school counseling licensure or certification and is a state-approved program in Minnesota and Ohio. The MS in School Counseling program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) which may also be a requirement to become licensed or certified as a school counselor in some states. In addition, some states require school counselors to have an existing teaching license or certification, and teaching experience, in order to be eligible for a school counseling certification/license.
Further, many states require school counseling programs to be approved in at least one state, either their own or another state. The MS in School Counseling program is approved by the states of Minnesota and Ohio, and while this approval is accepted by the majority of states which require state approval, it may not be accepted by all states.
ONGOING MILITARY OFFER:
A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*
*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.
Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/.