The Master’s Degree program in School Counseling prepares students for careers as school counselors in the public or parochial schools. School counselors assist students’ growth and adjustment with academic, career, personal, and social issues through individual and group counseling, testing, guidance and advising, and consultation with parents, teachers, and other professionals. School counselors work in elementary, middle, junior high, and high schools. Ohio and Michigan no longer require a teaching certificate or teaching experience for licensure as a school counselor. The Department of Counselor Education & School Psychology faculty is committed to training counselors who are able to help youth and adolescents meet the complex challenges they face in today’s schools and society. The Master’s Degree program in School Counseling is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the national accrediting body. The program meets requirements for licensure or certification in Ohio, Michigan, and most other states.
The Department of Counselor Education & School Psychology takes pride in the individual attention devoted to students. A faculty advisor guides each student through the program. Students have individual supervisors for all practica and internship experiences. The program is designed for students who are working full time and raising families. All classes meet once per week in the late afternoon or early evening and most classes can be taken in the summer. The 48-semester hour master’s degree can be completed in two years full time or three years part time. The department is committed to recruiting and preparing professional counselors representative of the diversity in Toledo and the nation.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)