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Gain real-world skills with a combination of online, theory-based
coursework and in-person learning experiences.
Learn with curriculum that’s aligned with school counseling education
standards to help you prepare for professional credentialing.
Our faculty is made up of scholar-practitioners who are active within
their professions and bring real-world experience to the
Apply your skills and knowledge in the field with direct client
contact and supervision during your program.
Enhance the skills you develop in your program through interaction
with faculty and students in a supportive environment.
Our curriculum is designed to incorporate the values, principles, and
ethical standards of national, regional, and state professional
counseling associations and honor societies, including the American
School Counseling Association.
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach you critical knowledge and skills and to
help enrich your education and career by bringing real-world relevance
to the courseroom. Our faculty include:
Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.
For this team, it's more than resumes and interview tips. It's about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Our licensure team supports you through the license application
process, and is there for you even beyond graduation.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you
need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way
around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
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it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).
Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
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At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees. Ask your manager about options.
Enroll in your master's degree, apply for the scholarship, meet eligibility requirements, and receive up to $5K.
The curriculum for our online master in school counseling program
emphasizes assessment, intervention, and individual and group
counseling. Gain knowledge of classroom guidance, consultation, and
advocacy of systemic change in schools.
Introduction to School Counseling
This course introduces learners to the profession of school
counseling. Learners examine the history and development of school
counseling; investigate ethical and legal requirements for school
counselors; explore the American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
National Model and service delivery systems, including specific
programs and interventions; and analyze the multiple roles and
functions of school counselors with various stakeholders.
|4 quarter credits|
School Counseling Program Development and Evaluation
This course provides a comprehensive approach to developing school
counseling programs and services, as well as the data-driven decision
making and accountability needed to sustain them. Learners investigate
the needs, structure, specialized areas, and evaluation functions of
school counseling programs and examine comprehensive models using the
American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model as a framework.
Prerequisite(s): COUN5241, COUN5812, COUN-R5811.
|4 quarter credits|
Counseling for College and Career Readiness
In this course, learners examine models of P–12 comprehensive career
development. Learners also evaluate developmentally appropriate
interventions and assessments that enhance career readiness, improve
graduation rates, and promote equity in student achievement and
Prerequisite(s): COUN5279, COUN-R5811.
|4 quarter credits|
Educating future school counselors includes training on violence:
prevention, de-escalation, and post-trauma support.
A comparison of responsibilities, licensure, and degree requirements
of school counselors and psychologists.
As president of the American Counseling Association, Simone Lambert,
PhD, hopes to advocate for the profession.
Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and
personally. Here are some of the job titles and employment settings to
explore as you consider a master’s in school counseling.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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