Western's program in counseling provides students with academic and field-based experience leading to a Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling. The program is a minimum two years in length consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours. The program prepares individuals for employment as counselors in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools and leads to a recommendation for licensure by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Graduates from the program may begin the application process for professional counselor licensure in North Carolina.
This program is nationally CACREP-accredited. Western Carolina University is a campus within the Uni