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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall
Program Type: Master's

Graduates of the School Counseling program enter their field with an in-depth knowledge of children, adolescents, and the socio-emotional conditions that foster student learning. The program’s course work provides students with the skills to work with a diversity of student populations. For additional information, visit the Counseling and Human Services site.

Alex Ramirez
,  Graduate Advisor
Laura Lag
,  Department Contact

What Differentiates Us

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A DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATION

Forty-seven percent of currently enrolled students are students of color.

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GET THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS ARE SEEKING

100 percent of the employers of our school counseling graduates agreed or strongly agreed that our program produces school counselors who are well-prepared for their profession.

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GET LICENSED

Our School Counseling program leads to an Illinois Professional Educator License endorsed for School Counseling. The program is CACREP accredited.

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100% PASS RATE

One hundred percent of our students pass the state and national exams that are the capstones to this degree and program. Already licensed teachers or recent college graduates with degrees outside of education can enroll in this program.

Expectations & Requirements

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You’ll develop the skills needed to foster academic growth and socio-emotional well-being in children and adolescents. You can expect focused and practical assignments, engaging and intensive discussions and small group projects, and multiple opportunities to complete field experiences that allow you to develop your skills and strategies in PreK-12 schools and classrooms. You’ll develop greater self-awareness, as well as the ability to collaborate with others to surmount obstacles.

Sample Courses

  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Introduction to School Counseling, School Environment, and Consultation
  • School Counseling Program Development and Classroom Management
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Internship: School Counseling

Admission Info

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  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in the program, and how it will help you achieve your goals. Also, please address how you became interested in a counseling career and what is it that you hope to accomplish as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.