Jan 15, 2021
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The M.S. in School Counseling program is offered by Walden University, an institution accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The Master of Science in School Counseling degree is designed to prepare students to serve as certified or licensed school counselors in pre-kindergarten through high school (PreK–12) school settings. The M.S. in School Counseling program will include curricular experiences, residency experiences, and fieldwork experiences all designed to best prepare students to serve as professional school counselors in the field. Walden graduates will be prepared to support PreK–12 students in diverse school settings to be emotionally, socially, and academically successful.
After graduating from the M.S. in School Counseling program, students will be able to:
- Develop a professional orientation as a school counselor.
- Apply legal and ethical standards and serve as an advocate and agent of social change.
- Demonstrate multicultural competencies in relation to diversity, equity, and opportunity.
- Use evidence-based research to inform the development of prevention and intervention strategies in schools.
- Serve as a leader in the school environment who collaborates and consults with key stakeholders to promote academic success of all students.
- Work to promote academic success and to close the achievement gap for all students.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of assessment, and evaluation to develop comprehensive school counseling programs.
General Program Requirements
- Total credits 75 cr.
- Core Courses (66 cr.)
- Practicum—100 hours (3 cr.)
- Internship I—300 hours (3 cr.)
- Internship II—300 hours (3 cr.)
- General Program - M.S. in Human Services
- Optional Specialization (10 cr.)
- Optional Accelerated track allows completion in 21 months (three courses per quarter).
Foundation Course (1 cr.)
M.S. in School Counseling–General Program Option
- General—This is the traditional track in which students either complete one or two courses per quarter.
- Accelerated—This is the track where students can complete three courses per quarter.
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