College of Education2020-2021

Department of Educational Psychology

PK-12 School Counseling - College and Career Readiness, Master of Education

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2021

This 36-hour M.Ed. in PK-12 College and Career Counseling prepares educational professionals as College and Career Counselors for Arizona PK-12 schools.


What Can I Do with a Master of Education in PK-12 College and Career Counseling?

The program is designed to adequately equip educational personnel as college and career counselors for employment in Arizona PK-12 schools in order to meet Arizona workforce requirements in the 21st  century.   

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • College and Career Counselors
  • Career Specialists
  • College Advisors

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.



In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 36
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Fieldwork Experience/Internship is required.
Research Individualized research is required.
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required
Some online/blended coursework Required
Progression Plan Link View Program of Study

This program may lead to licensure.


Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application is required 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 the Graduate Admissions Policy
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 

    Individual program admission requirements include:

    • GRE revised General Test for applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Responces to specific essay questions
    • One year work experience in the field
    • IVP Fingerprint clearance card
Master's Requirements
  • You may not pursue the Counseling-School Counseling; M.Ed. or the College and Career Readiness Certificate in conjunction with this degree.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

  • Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $600 per year ($300 per semester) has been approved for this program.

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