School counselors are licensed educators who hold a master’s degree in School Counseling. Their primary work setting is the K-12 school system where their role is to address the academic, career, and social/emotional needs of students. They accomplish this goal by designing, implementing, evaluating, and enhancing an empirically-supported comprehensive counseling and guidance program that includes culturally relevant and strengths-based prevention, intervention, responsive services, and program management. Through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, school counselors promote equity and access to rigorous educational experiences for all students. School counselors support a safe learning environment and work to safeguard the human rights of all members of the school community. School counselors uphold the ethical and professional standards of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and applicable state laws, rules, and regulations.
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School Counseling Degree
Completion of the school counseling program leads to a Master’s Degree (M.Ed.) in Educational Psychology with a Specialization in School Counseling.
Length of Program
This is a 2-year, 6-semester (summer-fall-spring) program. Students take approximately 3 courses each semester beginning in mid-May. For a lighter course load, a 3-year program is possible but requires program director approval and guidance.
In the Fall and Spring semesters, our courses are offered once a week on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night from 4:35-7:05 PM. Each summer semester requires one or two evening courses and then one or two day courses – although the day courses are condensed. For more information, see “Course Sequencing”
|M.Ed. in School Counseling||2019-2020|
|Number of applicants||45|
|Number of applicants admitted|| 12 – Salt Lake City Program
6 – St. George Program
|Number of enrollees 2019||18|
|% matriculated in 2020||100%|
|Number of total students in program||39|
|Graduates (May 2020)||20|
|Number of *EDPS faculty||27|
|Number of **CCP faculty||7|
|Courses taught by adjuncts||22%|
|% of graduates licensed||100%|
|% of graduates who obtained jobs as school counselors||100%|
*EDPS refers to the Department of Educational Psychology
**CCP refers to the Counseling/Counseling Psychology Programs
The School Counseling Program is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) from July 2018 through July 1020. The application for continued accreditation for 2020 through 2030 is underway.
• We admit students to our program once a year.
• Applications are accepted from July 1 - December 15th.
• December 15th is the deadline for submitting complete applications (including GRE scores and letters of recommendation.)
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