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School of Education
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
M.S.Ed. School Counseling, Certificate School Counseling
The M.S.Ed. School Counseling is comprised of 60 graduate credits and accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Types of Employment: Graduates of the program may obtain employment in the following areas:
School Counseling Certification: Graduates of the School Counseling Program receive the program's endorsement for certification as a school counselor (Pre-K-12) in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, applicants for school counseling certification are required to pass the Praxis II-Professional School Counselor (0421-paper / 5421-computer).
Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC): Graduates of the School Counseling Program are also prepared to obtain employment in mental health settings, which may include outpatient and inpatient settings, mobile therapy, substance abuse counseling, career centers, etc., and are eligible to pursue licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). The main requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania include 1) a master's degree of at least 48 graduate credits, 2) a total of 60 graduate credits, 3) 700 hours of fieldwork, 4) passing one of 4 national exams, including the National Counselor Exam (NCE), and 5) 3,000 hours of supervised experience under a qualified supervisor.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Duquesne University's Office of Financial Aid provides information regarding loan opportunities. Special military/veteran tuition rates are available for some programs.
Locale: Large City