Master of Education in School Counseling Overview
School Counseling graduate students are passionate about promoting academic achievement and personal/social/career development for young people in a school setting. The program is based upon a mental health worldview model that emphasizes the mental, physical and spiritual nature of man. 3 John 2.
Students take a variety of core classes such as Career Counseling, Drug & Alcohol Counseling, School Counseling, Program Planning & Service Delivery, Counseling Practicum, and Clinical School Internship in order to be professionally trained. The 48 hr. M.Ed. The degree program is designed for those students who desire to obtain Maryland State Certification according to COMAR 13A.07.06.01.
With a Master’s in School Counseling, you will obtain counseling techniques focusing on special education, program planning, ethical, legal, and multicultural counseling.
This program provides specialized preparation for professionals seeking credentials to work with students in K-12 settings.
What Can I Do With a Master of Education in School Counseling?
A Master’s in School Counseling is a standard prerequisite for a career as a school counselor in public or private schools. As a professional, you will work with children and teenagers to support emotional and behavioral development. This includes working with students who are low performing in classes, assisting students who are applying to college, preparing aptitude and skills tests to help them identify a career path, and more.
School Counselor Salaries: How Much Do School Counselors Make?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, school counseling professionals in the Washington DC area earn a median annual salary of $76,960. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for school counselors will grow 8% between 2019-2029.
If you want to support and encourage students to succeed in school, this is the program for you!
Apply now and receive a tuition credit valued at $1,875 if you start this program by October 22, 2021.
1-Financial aid information
You may be eligible to receive a tuition credit valued at $1,875 if you start this program by October 22, 2021.
6 Starts to the 2021-2022 Academic Year
Fall Semester: Session II: Oct 24-Dec 17
Spring Semester: Session I: Jan 9-Mar 3 Session II: Mar 7-Apr 22
Summer Semester: Session I: May 1-Jun 23 Session II: Jun27-Aug 19
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|School Counseling Core||15 hours|
|SCHC 500||Introduction to School Counseling||3|
Special Education Counseling
Techniques & Theories School Counseling
Program Planning & Service Delivery
|SCHC 680||Practicum in School Counseling||3|
|School Counseling Foundation |
|CPSY 510||Advanced Life Span Development||3|
Ethical, Legal, & Substance Abuse Issues
|CPSY 580||Career Counseling||3|
|CPSY 590||Evaluation & Appraisal||3|
|CPSY 610||Research in Counseling||3|
|CPSY 630||Drug & Alcohol Counseling||3|
|CPSY 640||Multicultural Counseling||3|
|SCHC 699||Internship in School Counseling||6|
-Pass a criminal background check before starting the Practicum.
-Complete five hours of personal counseling at the student’s expense before starting the Practicum.
-Pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) during the last semester of the internship at WAU.
Complete in 2 Years or Less
No GMAT or GRE Required
Classes are offered in 8 week sessions, allowing you to complete your degree in as little as 12 to 18 months, depending on the degree you choose.
Our tuition rates are competitive (undergraduate – $465 and graduate $625 per credit hour), allowing you to earn a high quality education at an attractive price. We have numerous educational partnerships in the area. You may be eligible for a substantial tuition discount. Call today to find out if SGPS and your employer have an educational partnership.
Classes are offered online, face-to-face, and/or hybrid in the evenings (one night a week). Here at SGPS, you can select a pace that is tailored for your life, choosing to take as few or as many classes as you want.
Evening Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
For more than 35 years, Washington Adventist University (WAU) has been a leader in providing career-building degree programs for working professionals through its School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS). In a supportive and nurturing environment that meets adult learners’ needs, the SGPS currently offers five accelerated evening undergraduate and professional programs and seven master’s programs (including two fully online – the Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Public Administration programs).
Brenda Chase, PhD, MBA
Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies