School Counseling

Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Study Options
Part Time
Full Program Description

School Counseling constitutes an excellent career for those wishing to work closely with children, parents, and fellow school personnel. It is an unusually fulfilling profession in that it offers the opportunity to positively assist students at the elementary, middle, or secondary school levels with personal, interpersonal, academic, and career development issues of vital importance, both in their current and later lives. Northeastern University is uniquely disposed and situated to provide an intensive graduate education in School Counseling by virtue of its commitment to academic excellence and as a longstanding leader in experiential learning. Also, its urban location and immediate access to local suburban communities offer the widest range of opportunities for engaging in a year-long, supervised practica in nearly any type of school setting. One may specialize in working with students at the kindergarten to middle school levels, those at the middle and senior high school levels, or become qualified to counsel at the K-12 levels. Upon completion of the 36-credit hour program, graduates are eligible for initial licensure in School Counseling in Massachusetts and in approximately 50% of the states in the nation; and by taking 12 additional credits (four 3-credit hour graduate courses) graduates can meet the most stringent standards in all states.  (See Option #1 in Graduate Program Options.)