Make a difference in students' lives

Consider becoming a school counselor. George Fox’s Master of Arts in School Counseling Program prepares students to work with children in public or private schools (K-12).

Our graduates are prepared to:

  • Guide students as they develop educational and career goals
  • Teach guidance-related curriculum and consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators and other professionals
  • Work effectively with elementary through high school students, as well as the interaction with schools and school systems
  • Work knowledgeably in a variety of school situations, including private, institutional, community, ecclesiastical, ethnic and culturally and socioeconomically diverse settings

We also offer an Initial School Counseling Licensure Preparation Program, designed for those who desire graduate study and preparation for the school counseling profession who already hold a master's or doctoral degree in a mental health field.


Our programs prepare students to sit for the Praxis II School Guidance and Counseling specialization test.

What our program offers:

  • Courses taught from a systemic perspective
  • Opportunities to interact with students who are pursuing other mental health professions
  • An environment that encourages the integration of faith and learning
  • Full time, accessible, widely trained faculty
  • Flexible schedules that work for adults
  • Two-, three-, and four-year program options
  • Convenient Portland Center location

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 30 semester hours of course work required as a minimum for graduation.

Request more information about our program today!