We know that the role of a school counselor is vital to the success of students of all ages. School counselors have a positive impact on the students they work with and help students gain a stronger understanding of themselves and their potential.
The school counseling master’s degree program at UL Lafayette gives you the tools, knowledge, and support you need to you maximize your goals and to be successful in the field. Our master’s degree in school counseling advances your knowledge of age appropriate interventions to assist students in meeting personal, academic and career goals.
Our school counseling degree curriculum will help you understand the relationships that influence a child’s wellbeing, how to work in multicultural environments, and how to counsel both children and adolescents in school settings. Our school counseling master’s program students work in local schools as part of the required courses, so you can gain the practical experience you need to be an effective school counselor.
The School Counseling concentration meets the educational requirements for certification by the Louisiana Department of Education as a counselor, K-12 or ancillary counselor, K-12.
With the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:
- Apply the ASCA National Standards for Students to the school counseling discipline.
- Communicate with sensitivity, understanding, and respect in all professional interactions.
- Apply the ACA and ASCA Codes of Ethics to professional behavior the practice of school counseling.
- Deliver culturally sensitive individual counseling, small group counseling, and classroom guidance activities to students in K-12 settings.
Applications for our school counseling master’s program are due the last week of March, and students are admitted to the program once per year in the fall.