Counseling: School Counseling
The Department of Counselor Education
offers a 48 credit hour program (for applicants with a Professional
Educator License) or a 60 credit hour program (for applicants without a
Professional Educator License) leading to the Master of Arts in
Counseling: School Counseling.
The School Counseling program prepares students for employment as a
school counselor in elementary, middle, and high schools.
The School Counseling degree fulfills the educational requirements for
the two levels of licensure as professional counselors in the State of
Illinois: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed
Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).
In addition, graduates of the School Counseling program fulfill the
educational requirements in the State of Illinois for a Professional
Educator License (PEL), with the School Counselor endorsement.
Selection into program
The faculty will assess
applicants using the following criteria:
for graduate level study
for success in forming effective interpersonal relationships in
individual and small groups (individuals with disabilities, their
families, and significant others)
to self-examination and potential for personal and professional