Master of Science in School Counseling

Understanding professional licensure

It is important to understand all educational and individual requirements for licensing. Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, or endorsement. State regulations vary regarding professional licensure. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for your state. Here are some resources to help you start your research:

Our MS in School Counseling program is:

  • Designed to prepare learners for an initial license as a School Counselor
  • 72 quarter credits
  • 100 practicum hours and 600 internship hours
  • Accredited by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Approved by Arizona’s Department of Education; and Minnesota’s Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Boards (PELSB)

Roadmap to licensure

Aside from the educational component that a degree program helps you fulfill, some states have additional post-graduate and exam requirements you may have to meet. Though every learner’s path to licensure is unique to their specific state requirements and life experiences, your journey to licensure may look like this:

Licensure requirements by state

Take a look at your state’s specific requirements for licensure as interpreted by Capella University.

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