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Master of Science in Guidance & Counseling

Program Details

The online MS in Guidance & Counseling degree program from the University of West Alabama prepares graduates to provide advocacy, assessment, evaluation, and a range of counseling services to students in P-12 educational environments. This program is an exact replica of the MEd in School Counseling certification program, but is designed for students who are not eligible for the school counseling program because they lack a teaching certificate. Courses cover topics such as:

  • Techniques of Counseling
  • Career Development & Counseling
  • Counseling Children & Adolescents 
  • Counseling Multicultural Populations

Requirements

  • Verification of background clearance/fingerprints
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Counseling program admissions portfolio including:
    • Relevance of career goals
    • Aptitude for graduate-level study
    • Potential success in forming effective counseling relationships
    • Respect for cultural differences
    • Resume including educational background, a record of employment, and volunteer activities
    • Professional goals essay
    • Three completed recommendation for admission forms

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges