Grand Canyon University’s Master of Education in School Counseling (IL) degree program prepares individuals with a bachelor’s degree to pursue a career as a school guidance counselor and seek certification. A master’s degree serves as the next step for professional advancement in two impactful fields—education and counseling. By completing this degree, school counselors can feel more confident and become competent in helping struggling young learners overcome obstacles, while they prepare for the next step in their educational journey and realize their career dreams. Course topics include theories and models of counseling, counseling skills, counseling the culturally diverse, organization and administration of a school counseling program, group counseling, lifespan and development, counseling for college and career, research methods and program evaluation, developmental disabilities and contemporary issues in school counseling.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Grand Canyon University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.8 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s)
- This program requires an internship.
Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont
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