Why earn a master's degree in K-12 school counseling?

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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

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Median salary for school and career counselors

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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:

  • Elementary schools
  • Middle schools
  • High schools

If you do not want a master's degree (credentials only), review the Counseling (K – 12 School Counseling Emphasis) Graduate Certificate program.

K-12 Counseling Master's Degree Courses

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UND consistently ranks as one of the top online master's degree in counseling.

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