M.A. in Counseling with a K-12 School Counseling Emphasis
All application requirements and materials must be completed by the application deadline of October 10th.
The Department of Counseling has a commitment to educate and train people who will work with students, parents, and other educators in K-12 public school settings. We developed our distance program to meet the needs of individuals who seek quality in professional school counseling education. Individuals in rural areas or those who are not able to relocate for graduate school have found our distance program to be just what they need. Please use the links to the right for general descriptions about admissions criteria and procedures, the kind of distance learning we provide, program requirements and other important information.
Philosophy and Objectives
We strive to prepare knowledgeable and competent professional school counselors who will:
- serve as providers and advocates for the academic, career, social and emotional needs of all students,
- engage in collaborative teamwork and leadership for the purpose of ensuring opportunities for meaningful educational participation for all students,
- commit to lifelong growth and development as professional and
- actively engage as self-reflexive practitioners of professional knowledge and behaviors, particularly activities that promote effectiveness, community responsibility, and social justice.
We base our curriculum on the knowledge, skills and competencies that support the full implementation of programs developed according to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model and North Dakota Education Standards and Practices for School Counselor Competencies (ESPB). We are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and ESPB.