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School Guidance Counseling

American International College

12 months
439 USD/credit 13170 USD/year
439 USD/credit 13170 USD/year
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The program in School Guidance Counseling from American International College,  is designed to prepare candidates for MA state licensure as a School Guidance Counselor.Two levels of licensure are available for grades 5-12. After completing course requirements, the individual chooses the practicum experience on the level for which they intend to pursue licensure.


Emphasis is on the development of effective counseling, assessment skills, consultation, transition planning, and collaboration skills.

Candidates are prepared to sensitively serve the needs of a culturally diverse group of children in the public school setting. In addition, the individual will be trained to keep abreast of current research in order to apply appropriate, up-to-date, and empirically valid research findings to effective educational, counseling, and treatment practices.

Learning Outcomes

School Guidance Counseling Candidates at American International College  will:

  • Understand various levels of curriculum demands and the principals of child and adolescent development as they relate to the needs of diverse learners in consideration of the tasks related to student advising, scheduling, college application and career training.
  • Apply core theory and research regarding the cultural context of relationships, including current issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society, to the practice of school counseling.
  • Exhibit the knowledge base and skills needed to ethically and effectively deliver a range of professional counseling and consultation services within the educational setting.
  • Provide and implement interventions in collaboration with partners (teachers, parents, students, administrators and support agencies) to develop: student planning and decision making; and promote accurate and appropriate interpretations of assessment data and other relevant information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Principles and Practice of Guidance
  • Theoretical Basis for School Counseling Practice
  • Psychology of Development
  • Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • Issues and Ethics in Psychology
  • Theories of Learning Disabilities
  • Group Counseling
  • Therapeutic Techniques and Consultation
  • Applied Research Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must receive a course by course credit evaluation through a recognized service. AIC accepts evaluations from all active members associated with NACES. For more information please visit:
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Personal statement prompts 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 439 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    13170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 439 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Springfield

1020 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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