Northeastern Illinois University

College of Education

Master of Arts in School Counseling

Address:

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

Phone:

1-773-442-6001

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in School Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Counselor Education offers two program options leading to the Master of Arts in Counseling: School Counseling: (1) a 48 credit hour program (16 courses) for licensed teachers and (2) a 60 credit hour program (20 courses) for individuals without a teacher license. The School Counseling program prepares one for employment as a school counselor in elementary, middle, and high schools. Graduates of the School Counseling program meet the educational requirements for the Illinois Professional Educator License as a School Counselor. Also, graduates can meet the educational requirements to be licensed as a professional counselor in Illinois (LPC/LCPC). Counselor Education also offers an endorsement only option leading to licensure as a school counselor for individuals with an advanced degree in counseling or related fields. Careers • Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychotherapist • Individual, Couple, Family counselor • Crisis Counselor • Mental Health Therapist • Outreach Worker • Substance Abuse Counselor • Executive Director of Community Agency Program of Study COUN 401 Professional Orientation & Legal/Ethical Practices ......3 cr. COUN 402 Developmental Counseling............................3 cr. COUN 403 Theories of Counseling..................................3 cr. COUN 404 Assessment & Evaluation in Counseling........3 cr. COUN 405 Individual Counseling Skills...........................3 cr. COUN 406 Group Counseling..........................................3 cr. COUN 408 Research Seminar..........................................3 cr. COUN 409 Career Development......................................3 cr. COUN 410 School Counseling Seminar..........................3 cr. COUN 430 Social & Cultural Diversity in Counseling.......3 cr. COUN 442 Practicum: School Counseling......................3 cr. COUN 462 Internship I: School Counseling.....................3 cr. COUN 472 Internship II: School Counseling....................3 cr. Elective #1 .................................................................3 cr. Elective #2 .................................................................3 cr. Elective #3 .................................................................3 cr.

Accreditation:

The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE), the premier accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. This means that our programs and our faculty undergo a rigorous peer review process every seven years. Our theme, COE Professionals; Reflective, Collaborative, Transformative, underpins our emphasis on our performance standards aligned with the Illinois Standards for School Professionals (IPTS). Our programs in School and Community Counseling are not only recognized by NCATE but they undergo a separate peer review process and are accredited by CACREP, the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. So, you can see that the COE at NEIU represents the highest standards of professional excellence, commitment to diversity, and collaboration with each other and with our local community.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 48-60

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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