This certification program is designed for students with a master’s degree in the psychology, counseling, or education fields who want to pursue a career as a credentialed California school counselor in K–12 schools. The program will guide you in the next steps toward a career in school counseling and prepare you to help students succeed in school and life.
This online master’s degree program prepares you to provide counseling support for K–12 students who need to overcome personal and academic challenges or plan for life after high school. Graduate-level courses in adolescent behavior, methodology, evaluation, and counseling prepare you to give every student a chance to prosper.
This credential program has an emphasis in school-based mental health (SBMH). It gives you the skills and confidence to provide education-related mental health services and evaluations in a school setting, and prepares you for the PPS credential in school counseling so you can practice in California’s schools.
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Alliant offers three online school counseling programs through the California School of Education (CSOE).
- The educational specialist in school counseling with pupil personnel services (PPS) credential program prepares you to provide counseling support for K–12 students who need to overcome personal and academic challenges or plan for life after high school. Courses in adolescent behavior, methodology, evaluation, and mental health counseling help equip you to give every student a chance to prosper, and succeed inside and outside an educational setting.
- The master's degree program in school counseling helps prepare counseling professionals for critical and life-changing roles working with students and families in K–12 school settings. The school counseling master's degree online hybrid program provides greater flexibility for school counseling students that work full-time.
- The school counseling PPS credential-only program is designed for qualified, master's-level professionals who wish to work in schools as a professional counselor in a school setting. This credential-only counseling program is ideal for LMFT and LPCC professionals seeking a career in K–12.
Whether you sign up for an EdS degree, a master's degree, or a credential-only course, you'll receive the right education for a successful career as a licensed professional counselor.
Alliant International University offers three school counseling degree programs through the California School of Education. Our school counseling programs are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), one of the highest accreditation standards in the industry.
Flexible Online School Counseling Program
An online program and courses work well for part-time students when coupled with hands-on training, practicum, and experience in counseling practice. By making our school counseling program flexible, we allow you to tailor your education to your schedule while still getting the professional training needed to excel in various counseling positions throughout your career.
Mentorship and Fieldwork
Study with professors and instructors from diverse backgrounds who understand the challenges you face. Prepare to apply what you learn in a school setting with potential internship opportunities for career development.
Small Classes, Tailored Guidance
Our educators have one goal: to guide every graduate student in our program to become a successful student counseling professional. Small class size makes learning easier and ensures students receive focused, individualized attention.
The Experience and Skills You Need
Our master's degree program provides hands-on experience and the skills needed in the counseling profession. You can earn your degree online or in-person; either way you’ll be prepared with the professional counseling skills you need to support the academic and social emotional development of K-12 students. Apply for a graduate program today!
We're passionate about developing future generations of school counselors who make an impact through their work guiding children, adolescents, and their families toward success in a school setting. We will help you excel in this rewarding career as a professional school counselor. Whether it is an academic achievement or personal achievement, you'll have the tools to make an impact. We provide the career readiness and professional counseling skills you need to become the school counselor you aspire to be. We're here to help you embark upon a new and rewarding journey as a school counselor and help those who are struggling with their mental health.