School Counseling, M.A.

Lead and serve the developmental needs of children in a school community.

The School Counseling M.A. will teach you to support a student’s growth toward full academic and psychosocial potential.

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  • Focuses on the wide range of issues that confront students, teachers, and parents across the full span of the school years (K-12)
  • Prepares to assist all students with the types of challenges they face as they grow and develop
  • Facilitates self-understanding and development through individual and small group activities across a variety of educational domains that pertain to counseling practice

School Counseling M.A. Degree Requirements

In addition to a common core of curricular experiences, you will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate your knowledge and skills in foundations of school counseling
  • Conceptualize a comprehensive counseling program and the practice of school counseling, including:
    • Program development
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation
    • Consultation

The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs within the Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies at the University of Saint Joseph: School Counseling (M.A.) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

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