Do you love helping adolescents and children? Is it your goal to act as a transformational school leader who advocates for students from all backgrounds in this diverse society, supporting their personal, social, educational, and vocational goals? Then, this program can position you for success. The demand for qualified school counselors is expected to grow as school enrollments increase and school counselors take on expanded roles. Our program aims to educate competent school counselors who value inclusion and prize diversity. We're looking for students who embody integrity and culturally-sensitive ethics in professional practice and who are committed to educational reform, educational equity, life-long learning, self-care and professional development. The rewards of working with students, teachers, parents, community members, local business leaders and administrators are tremendous, so we encourage you to join the field of school counseling!
This CACREP-accredited master's specialization is a rigorous program that includes coursework with faculty with outstanding national credentials and with relevant and cutting-edge research to help you develop all the skills that you need to be an excellent counselor in today's challenging school environments and our pluralistic society. This program also offers practica and field experiences designed to prepare you for state certification and licensure as a professional counselor. The practicum experiences in this program are unmatched by any other counseling program in the state. That's because CU Denver students get real-world counseling experience in our Counseling Center, with live supervision and constant feedback from licensed clinicians.
For more information on a school counseling career, we suggest you visit The Education Trust's National Center for Transforming School Counseling and the American School Counselor Association websites.
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