Effect systemic change within your school as a data-driven and culturally-responsive
professional school counselor
Make a difference with students and help impact their lives with an M.A. in Counseling
(K - 12 School Counseling Emphasis). This online graduate degree prepares you to promote
the academic, career, personal and social development of K-12 students.
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Why earn a master's degree in K-12 school counseling?
Designed for working professionals, the online program prepares you to work as a school
counselor. You'll graduate prepared to help students overcome obstacles and reach
their academic and career goals.
Completion of coursework leads to eligibility for state department of education licensure
in North Dakota and may be compatible with licensure requirements in other states.
Accredited by CAEP and Approved by ESPB
The online M.A.in Counseling (K-12 School Counseling Emphasis) program is accredited
by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The master's degree is approved by the North Dakota Education Standards and
Practices for School Counselor Competencies (ESPB).
K-12 Counseling Degree at UND
Take classes with nationally recognized faculty who have diverse experiences working
with children and adolescents in community and school settings.
Learn to work effectively with educational and community stakeholders to facilitate
positive systemic change.
Build data-driven decision-making skills by completing a school-based scholarly project.
Jobs as a School Counselor
Anticipated job growth for school and career counselors
Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. A M.A. in Counseling
(K - 12 School Counseling Emphasis) prepares you for a fulfilling career as a professional
school counselor in a range of school settings, including:
COUN 522. School Counseling and Program Management. 3 Credits.
Theory, research, and practice of K-12 school counseling and school counseling program management. S.
COUN 526. Educational Collaboration. 3 Credits.
The course focuses on the knowledge and skills essential to the consulting/collaboration process for professional school counselors in order to effectively support student adjustment and achievement. Collaboration for school improvement, program implementation, and work with parents, educators and professionals in the community is emphasized. Prerequisite: Enrollment in School Counseling Distance Program or permission of instructor.
COUN 534. Child and Adolescent Counseling. 3 Credits.
Theory, research, and practice of child and adolescent counseling. F.
COUN 581. School Counseling Practicum. 1-4 Credits.
Introduction to counseling practice in a school setting. Emphasis on improvement and evaluation of individual and group counseling relationships. Development of skills in applying the role of counselor to the school environment. Prerequisites: COUN 501, COUN 510 and COUN 530, or permission of the instructor; 10 completed COUN credits. Repeatable to 4 credits. S/U grading. S,SS.
COUN 532. Multicultural Counseling. 3 Credits.
This course offers an introduction to counseling theories and interventions appropriate for American ethnic and non-ethnic minority clients. The values suppositions of various cultural groups will be examined. In-class group experience is included.
COUN 519. Career Counseling. 3 Credits.
An introduction to the psychology of careers and to the practice of career counseling. Career development theories, occupational classification systems, assessment instruments, and the use of occupational information for career education and life planning are included. Career counseling strategies for use with a diverse population are introduced.
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