Become a School Counselor
Careers in school counseling
Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
Professional school counselors address students’ academic, personal/social and career development needs by developing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. Professional school counselors are employed in K-12 schools and district supervisory positions.
There are three paths available to move you towards an Initial School Counseling License.
- Track I: Master’s Degree in School Counseling available to individuals with two-plus years of documented experience as a licensed Oregon teacher.
- Track II: Master’s Degree in School Counseling available to individuals without two-plus years of licensed teaching experience. Included with Track II is a six-credit sequence that includes a 200-hour teaching practicum.
- Licensure Only: Certificate in School Counseling available to individuals with a master’s degree in a mental health profession.
The master’s degree program is generally two to four years in length with 57 semester hours of course work (63 for Track II students) required as a minimum for graduation. The Initial School Counseling Licensure Preparation Program is generally two years in length with 32 semester hours of course work required as a minimum for graduation. All classes are held at our Portland Center location.
A sample of the current semester schedule can be found under Graduate Counselor Education Program at class.georgefox.edu