The Master's in School Counseling (SC) program prepares counselor candidates to support and advocate on behalf of the learning and social-emotional needs of children and adolescents in K-12 schools. The intensive, field-based MA in school counseling curriculum prepares every candidate to work democratically with diverse students and families. The program leads to an Illinois school counselor credential.
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.
Forty-seven percent of currently enrolled students are students of color.
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.
Our School Counseling program leads to an Illinois Professional Educator License endorsed for School Counseling. The program is CACREP accredited.
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.
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.