Counseling, M.S., concentration in School Counseling
The Master of Science program prepares students with a high level of evidence-based, ethical, and culturally responsive skill sets to serve clients. The School Counseling concentration prepares students to attend to the academic, career, and personal/social development to students in K-12 settings.
- Working as a school counselor in an elementary, middle, or high school
- Working with children in non-traditional educational or residential settings
- Working on a college or university campus in recruitment or advising offices
- Working in a district central office doing school counseling administration
- Working in a community agency (with completed coursework towards licensure)
- Working in crisis centers, alternative schools, or group homes
Students in the School Counseling track have multiple opportunities to build counseling and leadership skills. Beginning in their first semester, students complete a practicum in a local school to observe the multiple roles and responsibilities of a school counselor. Specific skills training occurs in core classes, in an advanced practicum in the Nicholas A. Vacc Counseling and Consulting Clinic, and in a 600-hour internship in a local school that matches the student’s desired specialty area (elementary, middle, or high).
The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice.
As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the School counseling MS program. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact the program’s support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this data.