Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University

Guidance and Counseling

Address:

NWMSU St. Joseph Center

800 University Drive

Maryville, MO 64468

United States

Phone:

1-816-562-1145

Fax:

1-816-562-1900

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Guidance and Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Guidance & Counseling program trains graduate students in the developmental approach to school counseling and in one of its derivatives, the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program. Using a developmental approach, the program focuses on the three primary functions of the modern school counselor: consultation, coordination, and counseling. Thre are 12 additional hours of coursework for candidates who do not hold a teaching degree.

Accreditation:

Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Northwest has been an AQIP institution since 2005, and served as a pilot institution in the development of AQIP in the late 1990s. In addition to being accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Northwest programs are accredited by: • Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs(ACBSP) • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) • Council for the Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism& Related Professions (COAPRT) • Council for the Accreditation of the American Association ofFamily and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) • Missouri State Board of Education • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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