|SCHOOL COUNSELING OVERVIEW|
|SCHOOL COUNSELING INFORMATION|
|PROGRAM OF STUDY|
|SCHOOL COUNSELING IN KC|
|SCHOOL COUNSELING OUTCOMES|
|SCHOOL COUNSELING FAQs|
|PRACTICUM & INTERNSHIP|
|COMP EXAM INFORMATION|
|PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS / EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION|
Our curriculum is designed for individuals wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of children and adolescents. Since 1947, the university has prepared more school counselors than any other Kansas college or University.
Our program is designed to meet the needs of full-time students and working professionals with about half (22 of 48 hours) of these courses offered online. Candidates may complete the program through the ESU campus in Emporia or at ESU-KC in Overland Park, Kansas. (Find out more about the school Counseling program through ESU-KC.)
There are three ways to enter the school counseling program:
The School Counseling Program is regionally accredited by the North Central Association. In addition, it is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Kansas State Department of Education, and has been accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) since 1997.
To become eligible for licensure as a school counselor (PreK-12) in Kansas, candidates must complete a master of science degree in school counseling and have a Kansas professional teaching license. To be issued an Initial School Specialist license for school counseling by the Kansas State Department of Education candidates must achieve a Kansas passing score on the state required PRAXIS examination. Application for the Kansas license is made through Emporia State University upon completion of the MS degree and passing the PRAXIS exam. Although Kansas school counselor licensure is reciprocal with most states, it is highly recommended and very beneficial for prospective students and candidates to check on specific requirements for the state in which they plan to work.
*The department reserves the right to waive some admission requirements for students with special needs.
Degree Candidacy Requirements
Candidacy is the formal approval for pursuit of the master's degree after it is determined that all specified criteria have been met. Upon completion of six to twelve hours, students should make application for Degree Candidacy through their advisor. Requirements for degree candidacy are as follows:
In order to receive a master of science degree from this program the student must accomplish the following:
For more information, please call 620-341-5220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.