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School Counseling (M.A.)


Diverse group of students focus during class lectureDo you want to become a school counselor or a counselor to urban youth in settings outside of the schools? 

Our Master of Arts (M.A.) graduate program in school counseling will provide you with the specialized study and supervised field training that will prepare you for a career as a professional counselor of children and youth.

The program consists of two options:

  1. The first option will prepare you for a career as a counselor in elementary and secondary schools.
  2. The second option is a specialization in counseling urban students. This track will prepare you for work as a counselor outside of schools, such as in foster care or nonprofit youth programs. This option also allows you to attain licensure requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) examination. 

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Featured Courses

COUN 538 Career and Lifestyle Development COUN 547 Counseling and the Group Process COUN 550 Multicultural Counseling COUN 555 Counseling Children and Adolescents COUN 561 Principles and Practices of School Counseling COUN 570 Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling COUN 604 Expressive Arts in Counseling

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Career Paths

  • Elementary School Counselor
  • Middle School Counselor
  • High School Counselor
  • Social Service Counselor
  • Community Counselor

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Trinity’s school counseling program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.). Our program is state approved and meets certification requirements of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, and our graduates may apply for certification in other states as well.

The School of Education has submitted an initial application and self-study for accreditation for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs with the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

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