About the Program: Master of Arts in Counseling - School Counseling
The Post-Master’s degree certificate educates
students and prepares them for a career in guidance counseling/counselor. Upon degree completion, they will
be prepared for certification exams. The program trains students with a Christian counseling perspective.
If you are considering school counseling graduate programs in
Indianapolis, you owe it to yourself to check out Indiana Wesleyan
University’s 48-credit-hour Master of Arts in School Counseling adult education program.
Those who complete the program will learn to link counseling know-how to
Christ-like service through the integration of Christian principles. Candidates
are trained to be servant-leaders in the school setting. They are prepared to
help pre-kindergarten through high school students succeed in school and in
life as they counsel these students and collaborate with families, staff, and
Statistics involving crises of children are alarming, as abuse, neglect,
divorce, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating
disorders, and other issues interfere with students' stability. Professional
School Counselors (PSC) are becoming more essential as schools are challenged
to meet the academic, social, and safety needs of their students. The lives and
futures of these students will be more promising with concern, encouragement,
and direction offered by caring Professional School Counselors who are trained
at Indiana Wesleyan University.
IWU's Graduate School Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for
Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), 1001 N. Fairfax St., Suite 510,
Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-535-5990 and National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This dual
accreditation shows the validity and strength of the program. Graduates will be
recommended for licensure and will complete the Indiana School Counseling Exam
to receive their license.
As of fall 2013, courses are now offered in a "Hybrid" format (combination of online and onsite coursework). The hybrid
program follows the same curriculum, with the same courses as the original graduate program (http://www.indwes.edu/Adult-Graduate/MA-Counseling/School-Counseling/),
except classes are online via Pearson Learning Studio, with two courses requiring a weekend
Intensive in Indianapolis,
and Practicum (CNS 550)
is in a school rather than a mental health clinic.
The 48-credit-hour program includes nine (9) core counseling classes, three
(3) School Counseling specialization classes, three (3) elective hours, and the
completion of one (1) practicum and two (2) semesters of internship/practicum experience. Full-time
students can finish their coursework in five (5) semesters, and most
part-time students finish in as few as three (3) years. Individual courses
pertaining to child and adolescent development and counseling (CNS527) may be
taken by students who are seeking clarification of school counseling.
Students with a graduate degree in a closely related field may pursue a Post-Master's degree certificate. This will award candidates a certificate rather than a degree, which will qualify them to sit for the licensure exam and to receive an Indiana State School Counseling License.
Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christian university that offers Christian counseling degree completion programs in Indianapolis.
Go beyond your Bachelor's degree and earn your Master’s in School Counseling in Indiana. Call us at 866-468-6498 for more information.