Online Master's Degree in School Counseling Program Overview
As a school counselor, the difference you make in students' lives may take years to manifest-but the impact you make can last a lifetime. At Alliant University, our Master of Arts in Education with PPS Credential in School Counseling Degree Program prepares you to provide counseling and mental health support for K-12 students who need to overcome personal and academic challenges or plan for life after high school. School counselors can also help students in career development and meet the requirements for getting into their dream college. Our courses in our comprehensive school counseling program include subjects ranging from adolescent behavior, methodology, evaluation, and professional counseling, helping to prepare you to give every student a chance to prosper.
Faculty and Admissions
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This higher education graduate program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTCC), one of the highest standards in the country and the world.
If you already have a master's degree in psychology, counseling, or education, the PPS Credential in School Counseling is offered as a stand-alone option for those looking to start a counseling profession.
Mentorship and Fieldwork
Your professors and instructors understand the challenges you face as a professional counselor handling group counseling or individual mental health counseling, and will apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world experience in a school setting.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of job can I expect to get with this degree?
Graduates of our MAE in Education with PPS Credential in School Counseling will be prepared to pursue a career as a professional school counselor at the elementary-, middle-, or high-school level. They may also be in a more traditional teaching position and wish to supplement their teaching experience and pre-existing credentials with this one.
What scholarship and financial aid options are available to me?
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education, and Alliant offers institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
When does the Master of Arts in Education with Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential In School Counseling degree program start?
The program is an eight-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. Learn more with our eight-week term academic calendar.
Can I work full-time and complete the program?
Students must complete 600 practicum hours during the program, some or all of which may need to be completed during school operating hours. Candidates are expected to spend at least two to five hours each week completing practicum.
How long does it take to complete the School Counseling Master’s program?
The Master of Arts in Education with Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Counseling degree is a 49-credit program and takes a minimum of two years to complete, over 11 terms.
What is the modality of this program?
All coursework for the MAE in School Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services Credential program can be completed as an online school counseling program, allowing flexibility with your schedule.
Degree Campus Locations
The MAE in Education with a PPS Credential in School Counseling is only offered as an online program. Explore our online programs below if you want to advance your counseling skills and become a professional counselor today.
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