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Counselor Education

Parallel Pathways

Parallel Pathways is a new initiative developed by the Kansas State Department of Education to license additional School Counselors to serve in high need areas of Kansas.  Previously School Counselors were required to have a current teaching license and have two years of teaching experience.  This requirement is waived under the new Parallel Pathways legislation allowing people with a Bachelors degree in other fields to enter a Masters program in School Counseling.  The additional requirements needed to complete a Parallel Pathways degree will include six (6) hours of field experience to gain first hand knowledge of the school environment and the responsibilities necessary to provide School Counseling services. 

Field Experience Guidelines, Verification Form, and On-Site Mentors Forms

Field Experience Placement Form

Field Experience Activities