About School Counseling (M.S.E.)

Welcome to the School Counseling program!

As a school counselor, you will touch people's lives at some of the most difficult times of their lives. Your interaction not only affects the lives of the students you help, but can also positively change the well-being of an entire community.

The School Counseling program prepares students through a 48-credit hour program that incorporates 600 hours of internship in a school setting. You will integrate the best in scholarly theory with the invaluable opportunity of actual practice. This work will allow you to develop as a counselor with the ability to truly lead and serve.

The school counseling degree provides preparation for individuals who desire to be school counselors. The degree program specifically comprises 30 semester hours of coursework aligned with eight common core areas from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and 18 semester hours of coursework in school counseling.

Previous standards required a person pursuing certification as a School Counselor to have a teaching certificate and teaching experience. More recently, teaching certificates and licenses are no longer required to complete the School Counseling program. Upon completion of the master's degree, the Ohio Department of Education requires the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) specialty examination in school counseling.

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