School Counseling Program

Program Overview

Degree Requirements - Effective Fall 2018-2019
Coordinator: Angel Dowden Email: Phone: (336) 285-4484
Chair: Tyra Turner Whittaker Email: Phone: (336) 285-4394

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 encompass each of CACREP's eight core areas of professional counseling which include Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice, Social and Cultural Diversity, Human Growth and Development, Career Development, Counseling and Helping Relationships, Group Counseling and Group Work, Assessment and Testing, Research and Program Evaluation. Furthermore, the School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Program offerings in the area of School Counseling are designed in compliance with the competencies set forth by the Department of Public Instruction. Students who pass the NCE prior to graduation are recognized as board eligible by NBCC.

For more information about our program, please visit the following links.

We are located in 329 Proctor Hall, 336-334-7916. Dr. Angel Dowden is the coordinator of the School Counseling program. Contact Dr. Dowden at