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Master of Arts in Counseling: School Counseling Cognate

The CACREP accredited Master of Arts in Counseling degree consists of a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of course work designed to prepare professionals to counsel in a variety of settings. Courses promote the acquisition of the knowledge and skill development in the eight core areas listed in the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). A limited number of students are admitted each year and placement is competitive.

  • Department Name: Department of Counselor Education
  • Official Degree Name: Master of Arts in Counseling: School Counseling Cognate
  • Degree Type: Master of Arts

School Counseling Cognate

School Counseling Cognate Overview

The School Counseling cognate is prepares professionals to work with students ranging from kindergarten to high school to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of students.

This cognate area focuses on the design and implementation of comprehensive school guidance and counseling programs that include individual and group counseling, classroom guidance, and consultation within the school setting.

Graduates of the School Counseling cognate may choose to work in both private and public school systems at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

For Idaho Certification as a School Counselor, graduates must complete 700 clock hours of field experience (600 need to be in a K-12 setting). Completion of the School Counseling cognate meets Idaho school counseling certification requirements.

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