School Counseling Program
The Master of Science degree in School Counseling is a 60 credit hour program designed for individuals seeking a professional career in elementary or secondary school counseling. Students in the school counseling master’s program take core counseling courses and electives relative to their area of professional interest. Students also complete a 100 hour practicum and 600 hours of internship in a school counseling setting. The School Counseling program is a flexible and high quality evening program which offers students the opportunity to create an individualized rate of matriculation in either part-time or full-time enrollment.
The School Counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council on the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Curricular experiences encompasses each of CACREP's eight core areas of professional counseling which include Professional Identity, Social and Cultural Diversity, Human Growth and Development, Career Development, Helping Relationships, Group Work, Assessment, and Research and Program Evaluation. Students are prepared to take the PRAXIS II Specialty test in School Guidance and Counseling and the National Counseling Examination (NCE) of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) which is administered twice annually at NCA&T and apply for licensure as a licensed professional counselor through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors upon completion of the program. Students who pass the NCE prior to graduation are recognized as board eligible by NBCC.
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We are located in 329 Proctor Hall, 336-334-7916. Dr. Shirlene Smith-Augustine is the coordinator of the School Counseling program.