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Counseling - School Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Online
The School Counseling Program (*) is designed to provide prospective school counselors with the knowledge, skills, and competence necessary to establish and conduct effective developmental guidance and counseling programs in schools, kindergarten through the twelfth grade.
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Overview

The School Counseling Program (*) is designed to provide prospective school counselors with the knowledge, skills, and competence necessary to establish and conduct effective developmental guidance and counseling programs in schools, kindergarten through the twelfth grade.

The need for qualified counselors continues to rise, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting a 19 percent increase in employment by 2020.

The course of study that leads to a license in school counseling in North Carolina (and through reciprocity agreements leads to licensure in most other states), is based on the requirements of the North Carolina State Board of Education, and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The School Counseling program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Accreditation

The Wake Forest University Counseling Department programs are accredited by the Council of Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The School Counseling track of Master of Arts in Counseling is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Appraisal Procedures
  • Career and Lifestyle Development
  • Group Work • Helping Relationships
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Social and Cultural Foundations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • A completed online application
  • Application Fee of $75.00
  • Scan of official transcript(s) – submitted with the application
  • Official GRE scores
  • Official TOEFL scores (if required)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose (Goal Statement)
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    49322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49322 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    49322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49322 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

The Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence provides 2:1 matching grants of up to $10,000 for endeavors that showcase and reinforce Wake Forest’s teacher-scholar ideal.

Priority is given to proposals that facilitate cross-disciplinary intellectual engagement between faculty and students and those that recognize the academic excellence of our faculty and develop scholarly themes and emerging academic and pedagogical issues. Funding can be spread over one or two years. The fund will provide a match for speakers, workshops, artists-in-residence, tutorial grants and conferences that facilitate intellectual community at Wake Forest University by supporting research, teaching, curricular development and/or creativity.

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