Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance: School Counseling
Welcome to the School Counseling master’s program at Louisiana Tech University. The School Counseling program prepares students for eligibility as a Certified School Counselor.
The M.A. program involves rigorous preparation in research, counseling skills, multiculturalism and diversity, social justice and wellness. Beyond traditional coursework students must successfully complete a series of practicum and internship trainings, as well as a comprehensive examination. The program generally requires two to three years of full-time study post-baccalaureate. The actual amount of time needed varies depending on the student’s prior preparation (a limited amount of credit may be requested for prior graduate work) and progress in the program.
The School Counseling M.A. program is committed to diversity and embeds this initiative throughout the program curricula. The School Counseling program strives to produce culturally competent professional school counselors who are advocates for social justice and are well equipped to meet the needs of diverse students. Furthermore, the program strives to provide a supportive and encouraging learning environment for the training of diverse individuals and provides a variety of training opportunities to enhance skill development.