The M.Ed. in School Counseling leads to specialist-level 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 Clinical Mental Health Counselor after two years of post-master’s supervised counseling experience.
K-12 School Counselor Licensure
The Professional School Counselor exam of the Praxis II is required as the program comprehensive exam and is required for school counselor licensure in North Carolina.
You will be prepared to pursue a license as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. Note the state mandates that the application process (including earning hours toward licensure) begins only AFTER completion of any master’s degree program. (No hours can be applied from Master’s Level Practicum/Internship experiences).