School Counseling

Master of Science (MS) in Counselor Education

  • Individual & group counseling competencies
  • Design/manage comprehensive school counseling programs
  • Apply leadership and advocacy skills
  • Hands on experience, state-of-the-art facilities

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Marywood's school counseling program prepares students to become K-12 school counselors. Our Master of Science (MS) in Counselor Education degree provides skills and expertise in individual and group counseling, educational planning, and career development. It is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and meets the Pennsylvania Department of Education's requirements for K-12 school counseling certification.

Extensive Fieldwork Experience

Students in our school counseling program complete a 600-hour supervised internship in a real-world counseling setting. This invaluable, hands-on experience allows you to put into practice skills and knowledge learned in the classroom.

Regular Communication with Professors

Marywood's school counseling program relies heavily on one-to-one interactions between students and faculty mentors. As you complete the program, a professor will periodically review your progress and help you reach your educational goals.

More About This Degree

The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies includes a broad range of teaching, clinical and research equipment in support of its graduate training mission. The facility includes multimedia classrooms, a shared research laboratory, a stress and coping laboratory, a neuropsychology laboratory, and a curriculum library that includes books and journals related to psychology.

The McGowan Center also houses the Psychological Services Center, an outpatient mental health clinic that serves the local community and is an important training ground for psychology and counseling students.

Graduates of Marywood's school counseling program are well prepared to become full-time school counselors in elementary schools and high schools. In fact, 96% of students pass the Praxis II the first time they take it, and all students in Marywood's school counseling program graduate with a professional portfolio that contains all of the components necessary to create a new school counseling program at any school.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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