The Professional Counseling program faculty at The University of Northern Colorado is committed to the profession of school counseling. Thus, we actively recruit individuals who have the potential to become excellent school counselors. We are pleased to provide answers to typical questions prospective school counselors-in-training ask. The purpose of the school counseling program is to enhance and promote the learning process. The goal is to enable all students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of society. School counseling programs ensure academic achievement for all children. Professional school counselors provide support through group counseling, individual counseling, classroom guidance curriculum, advocacy, and collaboration with teachers, parents, administrators, and other helping professionals. Graduates from University of Northern Colorado’s School Counseling Program are qualified to accept counseling positions in elementary, middle, and high schools. Because our program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), graduates are eligible to become National Certified Counselors.
The M.A. in School Counseling is offered on our University of Northern Colorado Greeley campus, Denver Center or Colorado Springs Center.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
International Student Requirements:
• An international student is neither a citizen of the United States nor classified by United States Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Lawful Permanent Resident or Permanent Resident Alien.
• International undergraduate, transfer, and graduate applicants must meet English Language proficiency requirements before being fully admitted to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). One option to demonstrate English Language proficiency is to successfully complete the UNC Intensive English Language Program (IEP). Please see the UNC IEP website for more information (http://www.unco.edu/cie/iep.html)
• International student Undergraduate/Transfer and Graduate applications (on-line submission) with accompanying instructions are found on the UNC website as well. Applications and supporting documents are due at least 90 days prior to the semester to which students plan to enroll, or prior to their major program deadline (if any) for Graduate students.