School Counseling, M.A. | Online (optional) | University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) | Colorado Springs, United States
24 months
Duration
15464 USD/year
15464 USD/year
7748 USD/year
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About

The School Counseling training program from University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) meets the licensure requirements of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and is accredited by CACREP based on national standards for the preparation of school counselors.

Overview

School Counseling students from University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) will complete the same foundational coursework as the Clinical Mental Health Counselor students and may be eligible for licensure as a Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Post-master’s degree supervised counseling experience and successful completion of the National Counselor Examination is currently required for the license eligibility. 

It is strongly recommended by the Departmental faculty members that school counselors seeking the LPC credential take additional course work in psychopathology and diagnosis, clinical mental health counseling and complete a supervised field experiences specific to community counseling. Students graduating from the School Counselor program will also be immediately eligible to apply for National Certified Counselor (NCC) recognition and are encouraged to do so.

Learning outcomes

School counselors in Colorado are licensed Professional Special Services personnel who work in school settings with students, parents, educators, and others within the community. They may be licensed as Elementary School Counselors, Secondary School Counselors or K-12 School Counselors. School Counselors design and manage comprehensive developmental guidance programs to help students acquire skills in the social, personal, academic, and career domains necessary for living in a multicultural society. 

School counselors accomplish this by employing interventions including guiding and counseling students individually or in small groups and by providing information through classroom guidance. School counselors contribute to the development of effective learning environments through student advocacy, facilitating systemic change, and through consultation and collaboration with others. Teaching experience is not a requirement for the Colorado school counselor license.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Measurement & Appraisal
  • Career Development
  • Practice of Crisis Counseling, Trauma and Disaster Work
  • Social & Cultural Foundations of Professional Counseling
  • Principles of Addiction Treatment
  • Roles & Functions of the School Counselor

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

69 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants (international & domestic) pay the $60.00 application fee
  • Upload your "goal statement" to include a self-evaluation. 
  • Upload your curriculum vitae or professional résumé
  • Complete the tuition classification form
  • List the name, title/organization, and email of three people who will serve as references for you.
  • Three recommenders must complete a rating survey or provide a letter of recommendation.
  • Have one official transcript of all academic work ever completed to date, sent from the institution you attended directly (electronically or by postal services)
  • Complete the on campus group interview process.
  • English Proficiency must demonstrated through providing evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, a TOEFL score of 550-(paper-based) or 80-(internet-based) or a Kaplan International Tools for English (KITE®) score of a minimum of 460.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7732 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    15464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7732 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7748 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3874 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Colorado Springs

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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

Financing

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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