About the Program: Master of Arts with a major in School Counseling

If you are considering a profession in school counseling, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) offers a 48-credit-hour Master of Arts with a major in School Counseling program that educates and prepares students for a career in School Counseling. Students learn to link counseling theory and techniques to Christ-like service through the integration of Christian principles as they are trained to be servant-leaders in the school setting.

Statistics involving issues of youth are alarming in such areas as physical abuse, neglect, divorce, poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, pregnancies, eating disorders, bullying, suicide, and other issues which 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 the concern, encouragement, and direction offered by caring PSCs. IWU trains PSCs to help pre-kindergarten through high school students succeed in both academics and in life as they not only counsel youth but consult and collaborate with staff, families, and communities.

IWU’s School Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council of the Accreditation of Educational Preparations (CAEP), formerly known National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This dual accreditation validates the strength and rigor of the program. Graduates will be recommended for licensure or certification upon completion of academic requirements and certification or licensing exams in their respective states. After following state process of applications, payments, and/or tests, they will be qualified to serve as school counselors.

The basic requirements of our 48-hour program includes:

  • 27 hours or nine (9) core counseling classes (offered both online or onsite in Marion, IN);
  • 9 hours or three (3) School Counseling specialization classes (only offered online);
  • 3 hours or (1) elective course (either online or onsite);
  • 3 hours or one (1) semester (100 hour) didactic Practicum face-to-face clinical experience in a school setting;
  • 6 hours or two (2) semesters of Internship (each 300 hours) face-to-face clinical experience in a school;
  • 2 weekend intensives (typically Thursday through Saturday in late October and early May)

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Last updated: 02/03/2017