Counselor Education

The University of Mississippi School of Education

School Counseling Program Questions

Is the SC program accredited?

The MEd in School Counseling is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). Completion of the program enables students to be become professional school counselors in most states.

Who are School Counselors?

School Counselors are valuable members of school communities. They work directly and indirectly with students, teachers, administrators, other school staff, parents, and the wider community to promote student’s academic, career, and personal social growth. School counselors often engage in individual and group counseling with students. Further, they are responsible for the design and implementation of a school’s guidance curriculum. Model guidance curriculums are in alignment with the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) national model and can be found here.

What types of courses would I take in the SC program?

How long does the SC program take to complete?

The School Counseling program is 48 credits. Full-time cohort students complete the program in 2 years.

What is involved in School Practicum and Internship?

Field work takes place over a full academic year. The first field experience is practicum, which requires 100 hours in K-12 schools, the second and third field semesters are for internship and they each require 300 hours each.