The master’s degree in school counseling at GWU is aligned with the ASCA National Model.

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A Master of Arts in School Counseling will equip you with the skills and reality-based experience to assist students with personal, social, academic and career concerns at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

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The School Counseling graduate program through Gardner-Webb explores the developmental, preventative and remedial services you can provide as a professional school counselor.

In addition to studying basic counseling history, philosophy and trends, you will develop your critical thinking and decision-making skills. Through classroom and reality-based experiences, you will deepen your appreciation of diversity, demonstrate your knowledge of ethical and legal practices, and broaden your understanding of the educational process within school environments.

The School Counseling program prepares graduate students to fulfill the roles of school counselors in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

In addition to the University’s prerequisites, the Master of Arts in School Counseling requires 48 semester hours of coursework, which includes school-based practicum and internship experiences. Your studies will culminate in a two-day comprehensive exam in the last semester of coursework.

Additional information, including specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

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