Through USF’s graduate school counseling program, you will develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to serve the complex needs of today’s students. Our curriculum provides an added advantage by including counseling and education courses, preparing you for all facets of the career.
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to take the state exam required to be a Licensed School Counselor in a P-12 setting — USF students have 100% pass rate!
The practicum experience was incredible and eye opening — from being in a public high school to having one-on-one conversations with the counselor I’m working with to seeing firsthand what the students go through — I am learning techniques that will help me to help my future students.
Tonisha King, ’15, M.S.Ed. ’19
School Counseling major
Another distinct advantage is the amount and type of field experience you’ll acquire. Unlike most school counseling programs, ours provides two levels: one in your preferred setting and another in an alternate setting.
USF has deep roots and outstanding partners in the community, meaning we have access to a variety of field experiences, including:
of USF School counseling graduates are employed in the profession
Median pay for school counselors
of USF School counseling students pass the licensure exam
expected job growth for school counselors by 2026
USF offers a School Counselor Licensure Track! This non-degree option is ideal for anyone with a master’s in Psychology or Counseling. Students complete one course (Organization and Administration of School Counseling), complete the Practicum and Internship experiences, and take counseling content courses as needed. Upon completion, they’re prepared to take the state licensing exam.
Throughout your studies, you will be taught and mentored by a team of experts. USF’s Psychology and Counseling faculty are true professionals with extensive credentials and diverse experience in the field.
A few highlights:
USF’s school counseling program is approved by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP). The School Counseling program is also aligned with standards set forth by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) and by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).