Master’s Degree Program
School counselors are vital members of the education team who support students academically and emotionally. The master’s in school counseling will provide the specialized training you need to excel in this fast-growing field—preparing you for high-demand careers in Alaska, across the country and around the world.
The master’s in school counseling is research intensive and hands on, featuring a field practicum and internship working under the supervision of a licensed counselor. We are also dedicated to preparing culturally attuned counselors who can effectively respond to the unique needs of rural communities in Alaska.
The Master of Education in School Counseling program provides certification as a school counselor along with the master’s degree. If you already have a master’s degree and are just seeking certification, we also offer a graduate certificate program in school counseling.
What Is School Counseling?
School counseling is a vital part of the education system throughout the elementary, middle and high school levels. School counselors help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development. In addition to working directly with students, school counselors also collaborate with parents, administrators and educators as part of a team to support student achievement. School counselors should be caring, patient and adaptable professionals who are dedicated to the success and wellbeing of their students.
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Why Study School Counseling at UAF?
Find out why UAF is the top college for school counseling in Alaska. These are some of the ways that earning your master’s degree in school counseling at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will set you up for success.
The UAF School of Education staff and faculty are all about relationships. Many have extended the level of care well past the basic requirements. They are excellent examples of helping professionals!Debra Vance, UAF graduate program in school counseling
What Can You Do With Your Master’s Degree in School Counseling?
If you enjoy working in a school setting and are passionate about helping others to achieve their potential, school counseling will be a rewarding career choice.
Our school counseling master’s program graduates are employed as school counselors at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Our graduates also work as career counselors, college prep counselors and graduation success coaches.
What Classes Are Required for the Master’s in School Counseling?
The master’s in school counseling provides flexibility for each student to develop a tailored study plan for program completion. Professional coursework that focuses on the application of theory, research and practice in real school environments complements concurrent field placement experiences.
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