Salem College

Master of Education in School Counseling

The Master of Education in School Counseling is a perfect fit for professionals who want to make a difference in students' lives. Counselors are called upon to provide support and direction for students in a variety of ways. Since they are a critical part of any school faculty, the demand for highly trained counselors remains significant.

Skills and knowledge: Within 36 months, graduate students develop the competencies required to become licensed school counselors. The graduate education program is comprised of online classes, internship experiences, and two weekend seminars on the beautiful Salem campus.

  • Through a research-driven curriculum, students gain the advanced knowledge, skills and competencies required to become highly qualified licensed school counselors.
  • Students learn about advocacy, ethics, legal issues, assessment and evaluation, career counseling, personal development counseling, action research and program management.

Courses and Practicum: Master’s in school counseling courses are available through an online learning platform that enables students to interact, improve their knowledge and skills and fit education in their busy schedule.

  • With approval from school officials, practicum experiences may occur in your local district.
  • Salem’s counseling graduate program provides for online supervision and conferencing between Salem faculty and on-site evaluators.

The Graduate Education Program at Salem College is known to prepare student-centered professional educators. Salem welcomes graduate candidates who are intellectually inquisitive, motivated and energetic, seek personal achievement and demand a highly engaged experience leading to both licensure and life-long learning. Teacher preparation at Salem is highly valued by local school partners.

Degree Accreditation: Graduate advanced competency (master’s level) licensure programs at Salem College are fully approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and accredited by NCATE.

Additionally, school counseling at Salem College is grounded in standards set forth by CACREP, the premier national counseling organization.

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