Located in Magnolia, SAU's main campus offers a master of education in school counseling . The program equips students with licensure for K-12 school counseling in Arkansas and most states. Out-of-state students should verify licensing requirements for their state.
Students learn to tackle the developmental needs of adolescents and children through a balance of theoretical emphasis and practical application. Students graduate after completing the required 48 credit hours, maintaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. The program takes 2.5-3 years to complete and offers hybrid and online learning.
For students who already hold teaching licensure, the K-12 add-on licensure is available with a 300-hour internship at an elementary and secondary building, totaling 600 hours.
Applicants must email a letter of application to the director of the school counseling program. The letter should include personal and academic background, reasons for choosing counseling, any relevant experience, and reasons for choosing SAU.
Foundations of School Counseling | Introduction to the Counseling Profession | Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling | Human Development for Helping Professionals | Career Counseling: Theory and Practice | Counseling Children and Adolescents
$293/credit (in state); $459/credit (out of state)
Credits Required: 48 credits
Accreditation: Council for the Accreditation of Educational Providers, Higher Learning Commission