What will I learn?

The School Counseling Program is designed to train graduate level students as school counselors. The program meets Alabama State Department of Education guidelines for school counselor certification and follows guidelines of Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs. The curriculum is designed to train school counselors in the knowledge of theory, application of counseling skills in working with K-12 grade level students, knowledge of program development, foundations, and implementation of comprehensive guidance programs, development of professional and personal dispositions, advocacy of children and adolescents, and development of graduate students to become professional school counselors.

Objectives For School Counseling:

  • To develop knowledge of the foundations of school counseling to include history, philosophy, current trends/issues, models, role, functions, professional identity, leadership/advocacy strategies and legal and ethical issues.
  • To develop skills in technology as applied to school counseling.
  • To develop sensitivity to provide counseling to diverse school populations and skills to identify barriers that may impede academic, career, and personal/social development of students.
  • To develop skills in comprehensive guidance program development (e.g. ASCA National Model) to include needs assessments, program development and program evaluation.
  • To develop skills related to academic and behavioral assessment of students and interpretation of assessment results to administrators, parents and students.
  • To develop knowledge of understanding the influence of multiple factors (family dynamics, violence, abuse, disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression) that impact school age students.
  • To develop knowledge and skills in counseling to include individual, group, crisis management and classroom guidance
  • To develop knowledge and skills in collaboration and consultation to effectively work with community agencies, parents, teachers and other school personnel.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (48 hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,300.00 per year
USD $850 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Dothan Campus

500 University Drive,

DOTHAN,

Alabama,

36303, United States

Full Time (48 hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,300.00 per year
USD $850 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Troy University

TROY,

Alabama,

36082, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

2.75 is required on the baccalaureate transcript.

For international students

A minimum cumulative/overall graduating grade point average of 2.75 is required on the baccalaureate transcript.

Required scores are as follows: GRE 850 combined (old) OR 290 combined (new), MAT 385, GMAT 380.

English proficiency minimums: official TOEFL test overall score 70 or official IELTS test score 6.0 bands overall.

Fall Deadline - June 1; Spring deadline: November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Troy University

A global community with highly qualified and experienced teaching staff across several degree programs.

  • Over 1,000 students representing more than 70 countries
  • An ESL accredited summer school
  • Scholarships available for international students
  • Vibrant campus life with numerous events and activities