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School Counseling M.Ed.


What will I learn?

The Master of Education in School Counseling prepares culturally competent graduates to work as advocates and leaders in preK-12 school settings through the design and implementation of data-driven comprehensive school counseling programs aligned with the ASCA National Model that benefit and support the academic, career and social-emotional development of all students.

The USA Professional School Counseling Program will prepare students to: Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of school counseling to include history, current trends/issues, role, functions, professional identity, leadership/advocacy strategies, ethical responsibility and laws/legislation Facilitate P-12 students’ growth and development within the framework of the American School Counselors Association’s (ASCA) Mindsets and Behaviors within the domains of academic, career, and social/emotional development) Utilize technology as applied to school counseling Demonstrate cultural competence and responsiveness with all students and their families Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive, data driven school counseling program aligned with the ASCA National Model Demonstrate effective and meaningful individual counseling, group work, and whole group instruction with diverse students with diverse needs Engage in leadership, advocacy and systemic change efforts on behalf of students. Serve as culturally responsive and empowerment-based consultants with students, families, and school personnel concerning the developmental needs of diverse students Demonstrate skills related to assessment of students, including administration and interpretation of assessment instruments to students, parents/caregivers, teachers, and administrators

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $936 per credit hour
Start date

22 August 2023


College of Education and Professional Studies

University of South Alabama,

University Commons 3360,



36688, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a Baccalaureate degree in any field from a U.S. regionally accredited institution. A Minimum overall GPA, science GPA and last 60 hours GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. English Proficiency Requirement: Minimum Duolingo: 100; Minimum TOEFL: 71; Minimum IELTS: 6.0; Minimum iTEP: 3.7; Minimum Pearson Academic: 48. Application Deadlines: Fall - 15th June, Spring - 1st November, Summer - 1st March.

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


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