Master of Education School Counseling

Master of Education in School Counseling

You may be eligible to receive a tuition credit valued at $1,875 if you start this program by October 22, 2021.

Master of Education in School Counseling

You may be eligible to receive a tuition credit valued at $1,875 if you start this program by October 15, 2021.

Ready to learn more about the Master of Education in School Counseling degree?

We are excited as we look forward to welcoming you to a 2021-2022 academic year designed especially for you! Talk with an advisor today

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.

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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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Most Focused

 College Factual recognized Washington Adventist University’s Psychology Department as one of the top 10% of programs nationally for the “Most Focused” in Psychology in 2019 and 2020.

Course Details

School Counseling Core 15 hours
SCHC 500Introduction to School Counseling3
SCHC 520
Special Education Counseling
SCHC 550
Techniques & Theories School Counseling
SCHC 570
Program Planning & Service Delivery
SCHC 680Practicum in School Counseling3
School Counseling Foundation
 27 hours
CPSY 510Advanced Life Span Development3
CPSY 540

Counseling Techniques
CPSY 560
Group Therapy
CPSY 571
Ethical, Legal, & Substance Abuse Issues
CPSY 580Career Counseling3
CPSY 590Evaluation & Appraisal3
CPSY 610Research in Counseling3
CPSY 630Drug & Alcohol Counseling3
CPSY 640Multicultural Counseling3
Capstone     6 hours
SCHC 699Internship in School Counseling 6
Additional Requirements 
-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.


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Complete in 2 Years or Less

No GMAT or GRE Required

Real-World Skills

Affordable Tuition

Accelerated Programs

Academic Excellence


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