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 Professional Counselor after two years of post-master’s supervised counseling experience.

K-12 School Counselor Licensure

The School Guidance and Counseling Subject assessment of the Praxis II is required as the program comprehensive exam and is required for school counselor licensure in North Carolina.

Licensed Professional Counselor

You will be prepared to pursue license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional 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).