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Appalachian State University, USA, Boone

Professional School Counseling, M.A.

  • Professional School Counseling, M.A.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 2? years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 720

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

The master's program is designed to meet the requirements for North Carolina School Counselor Licensure (K-12) and to follow guidelines and standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Career Opportunities

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Course Overview

The Professional School Counseling Program at Appalachian State University is one of six in North Carolina nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students completing this program are prepared to design and implement comprehensive, developmental school counseling programs. Additionally, graduates are prepared to carry out the functions identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the job description of the school counselor. Currently, the demand for licensed school counselors is greater than the capacity of all of the counselor education programs in North Carolina combined. Surveys indicate the likelihood that this need will continue to increase.


Programme Structure Courses: Psychological and Educational Testing Life and Career Planning Counseling Theory and Techniques The Helping Relationship Individual and Family Development



Academic Entry Requirement

The on-line application form, with all required information filled in and submitted. The application processing fee of $55 (which supports the technology and manpower needed for data entry). When you submit your application (by pressing the submit button on the last page), you will be given an application identifier. Please include this identifier on your check or money order if you chose the option 'pay by check' so we can be sure that your payment is properly recorded. An Official transcript mailed directly to the Graduate School from each of the colleges and universities attended since high school, even if the credits transferred elsewhere. Official test score reports sent directly to the Graduate School (CODE 5010 for GRE, GMAT, TOEFL; 1350 for MAT) for the general examination required by the program of interest. International students will need to supply TOEFL or IELTS scores. Reference contact information; you will be prompted for email addresses for your references when you fill out the on-line application, and we will contact that person with submission instructions. In the event that you are requesting a reference from someone without an email address, please contact us for instructions. We can arrange for a paper copy of the reference information to be sent. The number of reference letters is 3 for all programs except the doctoral program which requires 4. A resume, which should be prepared as or scanned into a .doc, .docx or .pdf file (.pdf preferred) and uploaded during the on-line process. Please prepare a basic resume that documents your education, military and work experience for at least the last five years. If you have a gap in your history of four months or more, the UNC system policy requires further documentation. Please provide an additional page in your resume with an explanation of the gaps. Any supplemental information required by the specific program, such as resumes, writing samples, letters of intent, etc.

English Entry Requirement


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Appalachian State University


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