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Counselor Education - School Counseling

Master of Arts (MA)

This program is designed to prepare individuals to function as school counselors at one of three levels in public and private schools in accordance with the Endorsement Rules and Teacher Certification Code of the State of Michigan and Public Act 288 r.e. School Counselors:

  • Elementary School Counseling (grades K-8)
  • Secondary School Counseling (grades 6-12)
  • K-12 School Counseling (grades K-12)

This program requires practicum at the Kalamazoo main campus or Grand Rapids regional site.

Program Benefits

WMU's master's program in School Counseling is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (www.cacrep.org).

  • Graduates of the program who have a current, valid Michigan Teaching Certificate are enabled for endorsement as school counselors.
  • Graduates of the program who do not have a Michigan Teaching Certificate are prepared for school counselor license recommendation in Michigan.
  • Graduates of the School Counseling program are also eligible for licensure as a professional counselor.
  • Being a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) enables the WMU graduate to practice professionally outside the school setting