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:
This program is accredidated by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Mission of the School Counseling Specialization
The mission of the School Counseling specialization 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 degree programs, 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 School Counseling graduates, through direct intervention, collaboration, research, advocacy and leadership, will be proficient and excel at identifying and removing the barriers that impede equal access to educational and career opportunities for all students. Graduates will have met all of the competencies set forth by Drake University, CACREP, and the Iowa Department of Education.
The Objectives of the School Counseling Specialization
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.
Dr. Bengu Erguner-Tekinalp
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).