With the School Counseling distance degree program, you can earn your Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of North Dakota without interrupting your career.
Your transcript and diploma will look the same as for a student who graduated from UND by taking traditional, on-campus courses.
Two 4-Day On-Campus Visits
During both summer semesters of your distance program, you will attend two 4-day sessions on the UND campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota (a total of 4 visits).
Typically, the on-campus visits are scheduled from Wednesday through Saturday during the third week of June and July.
As the only on-campus components of the program, the on-campus visits are designed to integrate, extend, and apply the knowledge you learned in previous online courses and readings.
Local Practicum and Internship
You will be required to participate in a 1-semester, supervised school counseling practicum (150 hours) and a 2-semester internship (450** to 600 hours) in a K-12 school setting, as available in or near your local community.
You must be supervised by a licensed school counselor.
**with a teacher's license
"Live" Online Classes
You will receive the convenience of distance learning with the personal contact and connection of "live" instruction through Web-based, online courses.
As an online student in "live" Web classes , you will:
participate in 2-3 class sessions per week that are conducted "live" over the Internet. Typically, online classes are held at set times that are convenient for most students, such as in the evenings.
interact with your instructors and other students using Web-conferencing technology.
see your instructors' materials as though you were sitting in a classroom on the UND campus.
In this manner, the class lectures, discussion, and collaboration are conducted in a very similar fashion to traditional on-campus classes.