The M.Ed. in School Counseling program is an intensive, 14-month program in which students participate in a tightly knit cohort experience and a yearlong internship that provides deep preparation for success as a school counselor.

Ours is an accredited program that leads you to licensure as a K-12 school counselor in North Carolina, with reciprocity options for other states. Additionally, graduates of the program are eligible to apply for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor after two years of post-master’s supervised counseling experience.

Our 60-credit program integrates a strengths-based approach. We prepare school counselors to implement comprehensive school counseling programs, following the American School Counseling Association National Model.

Our program follows a cohort model and features a year-long internship in a public school. This allows for applied, hands-on learning as part of a supportive, closely-knit cohort.

What does a school counselor do?

School counselors are employed in elementary, middle, and high schools as well as district and supervisory positions. School counselors promote all students’ academic, career and social/emotional development by designing, implementing, and evaluating culturally relevant, comprehensive school counseling programs. Through leadership, advocacy and collaboration, school counselors promote equity and access to rigorous educational experiences for all students.


Our program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, and approved by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.