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Department of Educational Psychology

Counseling - School Counseling, Master of Education

The Educational Psychology Department designed this plan to prepare professional school counselors. It is appropriate if you're seeking the Arizona Department of Education's K-12 Guidance Counselor Certification. We offer this program at Northern Arizona University–Flagstaff and through some of our statewide offices.
  
This academic plan meets the coursework requirements for National Counselor Certification of the National Board for Certified Counselors.

This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Education in Counseling - School Counseling?

You have a passion for helping students to follow their dreams, and are ready to take the next step as a professional counselor in an educational setting. Our program can help you develop the tools you need to serve students in areas like human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, relationships, career development, and professional orientation.
  
With opportunities to learn new skills in the classroom, through fieldwork, and by taking on internships, you’ll emerge ready to organize service delivery systems in schools. We will also provide curricular experiences in foundations of school counseling, contextual dimensions: school counseling, knowledge and skills for the practice of school counseling, and clinical instruction.

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • School counselor
  • Guidance counselor


University Requirements

  • To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)

    You must additionally complete:

    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
    • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):

Minimum Units for Completion 48
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Arizona Certification/Endorsement Prepares student for Arizona Certification and/or Endorsement.
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Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application required (www.nau.edu/graduateapply) for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/Graduate-Admissions-Policy/ .
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements: http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/International/.
     
    Individual program admission requirements include:

    • GRE® revised General Test
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Responses to specific essay questions
    • Fingerprint clearance card
Master's Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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