School Counselor (Elementary/Secondary)

The School Counselor (Counselor Education) Program at Westminster College is a comprehensive sequence of courses and field experiences that are designed to prepare students to provide professional counseling services in the school setting.  Through the School Counselor Master in Education Degree Program and internship, students acquire a practical knowledge of school counseling theory and develop effective school counseling skills.

Requirements for School Counselor M. ED. (No Certification)


Successful completion of:

  • 30 semester hours of coursework (10 courses)
  • Comprehensive examination

 

Requirements for School Counselor M. ED. with PA Certification for School Counseling


Successful completion of:

  • 30 semester hours of coursework (10 courses)
  • 6 semester hours of internship (300 clock hours) completed in school under the supervision of an experienced, certified school counselor
  • Comprehensive examination
  • Completion and/or documentation of coursework to meet Chapter 49-2 requirements(if application for certification is mailed after December 31, 2012)

 

Requirements for School Counselor M. ED. with Ohio Certification for School Counseling


Successful completion of:

  • 30 semester hours of coursework (10 courses)
  • 12 semester hours of internship (600 clock hours) completed in school under the supervision of an experienced, certified school counselor
  • Comprehensive examination

 

The program meets school counselor certification requirements in Pennsylvania.  The program is designed to meet Ohio school counselor licensure requirements, but licensure is subject to changing Ohio standards, Ohio Department of Education ODE transcript analysis, and testing requirements.  In some cases, additional coursework may be required to meet Ohio state standards.

More information about the Counselor Education Program and related curriculum may be found in the Counselor Education Program Student Handbook.

 

Off-Campus Cohort Option

The School Counselor Program is also available in a cohort format. You can learn more about this program and view off-campus locations here.

Lisa Lindeman For more information, contact Lisa Lindeman in the Graduate Information Office at (800) 433-0373 or via email.