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School Counseling

Springfield College

During the last 5 years, 96% of school counseling graduates found employment as school counselors.


Education
263 Alden street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109, United States

What We Offer

Summary

In today’s day and age, students from elementary to high school face different challenges, both academically and emotionally. Schools across the country, especially those with urban and traditionally underserved populations, need school counselors who are educated, prepared, and caring.

With a strong emphasis on fieldwork, the Springfield College school counseling graduate concentration prepares students to take on the multifaceted roles of today’s school counselor. This includes the development of skills to counsel and assess youth, serve the needs of a diverse student population, and effectively collaborate with students, parents, and school personnel.

The concentration has a unique academic balance of education and psychology, which allows students to be exposed to the full scope of situations they may encounter in the field.

School counseling alumni take this mission to heart and put into practice the philosophy in their schools, benefitting those who need it most and truly making a difference in the lives of their students and communities.


Academic Fields

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Counseling Psychology.
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other.

Degrees

Master's Degree, MS, Master of Education in School Counseling
Certificate or Non-Degree, CAGS, Certificate of Graduate Study in School Counseling


Formats

Full Time, On-Campus

Keywords

counseling, school of counseling,

Contacts

Anne Griffin

Anne Griffin
Director of Graduate Admissions
agriffin2@springfield.edu
graduate@springfield.edu
413-748-3225

Who We're Looking For

Summary

The counseling program at Springfield College develops critically reflective, exceptional, counselors, advocates and leaders. We strive to graduate counselors with a strong professional identity, a broad knowledge base, the skills and expertise necessary to serve people in their chosen field. Grounded in theory and best practices, our graduates are advocates of change, and able to recognize and address individual and systemic issues of inequity and injustice. As professional counselors, our graduates are trained in humanics philosophy to serve individuals in mental health, school, and rehabilitation counseling settings. The core curriculum includes 30 shared credits. The three concentration areas allow students to specialize in their chosen area of counseling and gain eligibility for licensure or certification. Students may take electives to meet the 60 credit program requirement and state licensing requirements. Courses are available on five campuses and are delivered through face to face, hybrid or online formats.


Academic Backgrounds

Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other.
Psychology, General.

Target GPA

B+ = 3.0-3.2

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