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School Counseling

Course Requirements

As a School Counseling degree seeking student, you have seven years to complete your degree. Most candidates average one to two courses per semester, taking approximately 2 1/2 - 3 years to successfully complete the program.

Courses taken at another institution and accepted for transfer to apply toward the degree must fall within the seven-year limitation.

Traditional Program (licensed Kansas teachers) - 60 hours total

For a complete class listing, view the School Counseling Degree Plan.pdf.

Direct Entry

Previously, School Counselors were required to have a current teaching license and have two years of teaching experience. In Fall 2009, the Kansas State Department of Education developed the Parallel Pathways initiative to license additional School Counselors to serve in high need areas of Kansas. This allows people with bachelor's degrees in other fields to enter a master's program in School Counseling.