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School Counseling (ITL)

Grand Canyon University

545 USD/credit
545 USD/credit
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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Education in School Counseling (ITL) degree program prepares individuals with a bachelor’s degree to pursue a career as a school guidance counselor and seek certification. A master’s degree serves as the next step for professional advancement in two impactful fields—education and counseling.


By completing the School Counseling (ITL) program at Grand Canyon University, school counselors can feel more confident and become competent in helping struggling young learners overcome obstacles, while they prepare for the next step in their educational journey and realize their career dreams. 

Continuing education provides aspiring school counselors with the knowledge to:

  • Respond to challenges that children and adolescents face including academic and emotional struggles to low self-esteem and issues at home
  • Identify risks that lead to mental health and behavioral disorders
  • Strategize ways to foster personal growth
  • Lead in data-informed decision making and school counseling program development
  • Treat disorders and examine how various non-academic problems affect achievement in the classroom
  • Determine whether problems stem from familial, social, emotional or behavioral factors


Graduates can pursue positions in education and counseling that include school counselor, counseling professional, counseling practitioner, guidance counselors and counseling leader.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies and Foundations of School Counseling 
  • Professional Counseling, Ethical, and Legal Considerations
  • Theories and Models of Counseling 
  • Counseling Skills
  • Counseling the Culturally Diverse 
  • Organization and Administration of a School Counseling Program 
  • School Counseling Practicum
  • Group Counseling

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60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE.

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