If you want to work with students, the Master of Science in Counseling offers a specialization in school counseling. The degree leads to licensure as a school counselor in Iowa and will prepare you for jobs in both elementary and secondary education.
The Master of Science in Counseling school counseling specialization offers three options for completion based on your experience and needs:
The mission of the school counseling program is to prepare exceptional school counseling professionals who strive to improve the lives of people in the school community. To this end we will offer a degree program, provide university and community services, and conduct research on issues related to school counseling. Faculty, students, and staff will work collaboratively with children, adolescents, families, and schools to provide a comprehensive and diverse learning experience that is both educationally and personally challenging. We expect that our graduates, through direct intervention, collaboration, research, advocacy, and leadership, will be proficient and excel in identifying and removing the barriers that impede equal access to educational and career opportunities for all students.
Counseling Admission Requirements
This program has indicated specific essay requirements. This essay replaces the general admission essay required for other programs.
The paper should be a 5-page, double spaced statement of interest in the counseling profession. It should include the following information:
To receive more information about the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Professor of Education
Click here for school counseling coursework information. Complete requirements for a school counseling endorsement can be found on the State of Iowa website(scroll to section 172 for elementary or 173 for secondary).