The School Counseling MA prepares school counselors to demonstrate the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all K–12 students.
The program provides students with all the curricular and supervised experiences required by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for NC licensure as a professional school counselor. In order to be licensed by the DPI, students must successfully pass the Praxis II specialty test in school counseling in addition to completing the 60-hour plan of study .
The program may be completed either on campus or online. The program is fully accredited for online and campus instruction by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Programs (CACREP) and is an endorsed member of the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs (IRCEP).