Young students—from kindergarten through high school—endure physiological, mental and social developments that can affect how they view themselves and the world, and how they handle things that happen to them. School counselors work with students experiencing such changes and the challenges that can result from them.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs for school counselors will grow 14 percent between 2008-2018. Earning a Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in School Counseling can help meet this demand, providing a foundation for future school counselors to help foster students' personal and educational growth. The degree program offers instruction in counseling theories and their application to individual students and groups; assessment and evaluation; career planning; and program development, implementation and evaluation. Field experience is gained through a supervised practicum and internship.