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School Counseling

Program Resources

Candidate Orientation

Information for prospective students, applicants, and current students

Clinical Experience

Information on practica and internships.

Comprehensive Examination Information

Policies and guidelines, expectations, procedures, registration, and preparation

Information About the Profession


Once you have completed your master's degree in school counseling at ESU you will be eligible to apply for licensure in Kansas. You must also complete a Praxis exam required by the Kansas State Department of Education followed by a two-semester, post-degree internship as you begin your work as a school counselor.

Employment Information

The school counseling profession continues to expand rapidly. Starting salaries depend on the geographical areas.

The federal O*NET Online source provides these statistics for school counselors:

  • Median wages (2011): $54,130 annual
  • Projected growth (2010-2020): Above average (10% to 19%)
  • Top industries (2010): Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance