Master of Education School Counseling (M.Ed.)

Master of Education School Counseling (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education School Counseling degree program is designed to prepare students to enhance the personal, career preparedness, and academic performance of students in K-12 schools.


  1. Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, education or social work, or a related discipline with a minimum of GPA 2.75 from an accredited college or university. Individuals possessing an unrelated degree must take three upper-division undergraduate psychology, education, or social work courses earning a B or better.
  2. A candidate presenting a GPA between 2.6 and 2.74 must take the GRE psychology subject field and have scored 150 or higher.
  3. Two letters of academic and/or professional recommendations are required. The individuals selected to write a recommendation should be able to determine the candidate’s aptitude for graduate study and working with young people.
  4. Submit a letter of professional intent that describes the goals, experiences, and individual’s philosophical orientation that allows the admission committee to determine the candidate’s suitability.
  5. Applicants are required to have a pre-admission interview with the graduate program coordinator.

Masters of Education School Counseling                                       48 hours

The M.Ed. degree is a 48-hour program that prepares students to develop the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of K-12 students in K-12 settings.

School Counseling Core                                                                  15 hours

SCHC 500Introduction to School Counseling3
SCHC 520Special Education Counseling3
SCHC 550Techniques & Theories School Counseling3
SCHC 570Program Planning & Service Delivery3
SCHC 680Practicum in School Counseling3

Counseling Foundation Core                                                          27 hours

CPSY 510Advanced Life Span Development3
CPSY 540Counseling Techniques3
CPSY 560Group Therapy3
CPSY 571Ethical, Legal, & Substance Abuse Issues3
CPSY 580Career Counseling3
CPSY 590Evaluation & Appraisal3
CPSY 610Research in Counseling3
CPSY 630Drug & Alcohol Counseling3
CPSY 640Multicultural Counseling3

Capstone                                                                                          6 hours

SCHC 699Internship in School Counseling6

Additional Requirements 

  1. Pass a criminal background check before starting the Practicum.
  2. Complete five hours of personal counseling at the student’s expense before starting the Practicum.
  3. Pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) during the last semester of the internship at WAU.

School Counselor SalariesHow Much Do School Counselors Make?

What Can I Do With a Master of Education in School Counseling?

Mark the requirements that you already have and let us know how to help you