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Master of Arts in School Counseling

College of Education

Department of Counselor Education: (773) 442-5550/5557 / counsedu@neiu.edu

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Program Description

The Department of Counselor Education offers two program options leading to the Master of Arts in Counseling: School Counseling: (1) a 48 credit hour program (16 courses) for licensed teachers and (2) a 60 credit hour program (20 courses) for individuals without a teacher license. The School Counseling program prepares one for employment as a school counselor in elementary, middle, and high schools. Graduates of the School Counseling program meet the educational requirements for the Illinois Professional Educator License as a School Counselor. Also, graduates can meet the educational requirements to be licensed as a professional counselor in Illinois (LPC/LCPC). Counselor Education also offers an endorsement only option leading to licensure as a school counselor for individuals with an advanced degree in counseling or related fields.


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