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UND College of Education & Human Developments Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in School Counselingprepares you to promote the academic, career, personal, and social development of K-12 students. Completion of coursework leads to eligibility for state department of education licensure in North Dakota as a school counselor and may be compatible with licensure requirements in other states.
Through online courses, practical experiences, and two mandatory 4-day on-campus visits each summer, you will be prepared to assist students in:
* elementary schools
* middle schools
* high schools
You will receive a broad, theoretical foundation in counseling plus hands-on experiences that will provide you with the skills and training needed to become a professional school counselor. A commitment to social justice and appreciation of diversity is also integrated throughout the curriculum.
As a graduate of the School Counseling distance degree program, you will be able to:
* work in K-12 settings as a professional school counselor, assisting students and parents with educational planning and the social and emotional development of the student.
* help students evaluate their abilities, talents, and personalities to develop realistic academic and career goals.
* use interviews, counseling sessions, interest and aptitude assessment tests, and other methods to evaluate and advise students in educational and personal development.
* develop, implement, and evaluate high quality, comprehensive school counseling programs.
* assist students who have academic and social development problems or other special needs.
* teach students the life skills they need to deal with problems.
Already Have Your Master's Degree? Online School Counselor Licensure Option
If you already hold a graduate-level degree in counseling or a related field, you may complete online Post-Master's Coursework for K-12 School Counseling Licensure. Upon completion of an individualized program of study, you will be eligible school counseling licensure in the state of North Dakota. The coursework may also be compatible for school counseling licensure in other states; please verify with your state's department of education.
* Management of School Counseling Programs
* Management of School Counseling Programs
* Multicultural Counseling
* Counseling Methods
* Group Theory and Process
* Middle / Junior High School Counseling
* High School Counseling
* Ethics: Counseling and Counseling Psychology
* Theories of Counseling, Personality, and Development
* Assessment in Counseling
* School Counseling Practicum
* Methods of Research
* School-Based Family Counseling
* Career Counseling
* Counseling Research Laboratory
* Educational Collaboration in Schools
* Scholarly Project
Semester-based, online courses are eligible for most federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.
Semester-based, online courses are NOT eligible for any tuition waiver programs at the University of North Dakota (i.e. Cultural Diversity, International, Employee, Graduate), except as required by statute.
In order to be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be:
* fully admitted in a degree or approved graduate certificate program.
* registered for at least 6 credits in each term you apply the aid towards.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application UND requires to determine eligibility for all federal and state financial aid. Refer to the UND Student Financial Aid Office for more information.
Employer-Provided Tuition Assistance
UND accepts company payments for employer-provided tuition assistance programs. Contact your human resource department to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance.
Military & Veterans Tuition Assistance
UND is approved to offer college credit courses through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program.
The University of North Dakota accepts military and veterans tuition assistance. Contact your military education or veterans administration office to find out how you can qualify for tuition assistance.
NOTE: Service members and veterans taking 100% of their courses online and who are enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill may also be eligible for a monthly housing allowance. Refer to the US Department of Veterans Affairs for details.
If you are completing a UND degree program through online courses, you may apply for the Ben & Ruth Gustafson Continuing Education Endowment at UND provided by UND Online & Distance Education for non-traditional, distance students.
The UND College of Education & Human Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges, and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists, and administrators. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly-qualified teacher.
North Dakota Educational Standards & Practices Board
The Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis in School Counseling program is provisionally accredited by the North Dakota Educational Standards & Practices Board.
The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND has been accredited since 1913, when the Association was first organized.