The School Counseling program prepares students to provide individual and small group counseling, classroom guidance, and consulting services to teachers, parents, families, and other professionals. It is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The profession of school counseling is committed to enhancing the academic, career, social, and personal development of all children and adolescents in schools by preparing graduates with counseling, consulting, and coordinating skills; generating knowledge about effective helping strategies and interventions; and leading the profession within the state and the nation. The program is committed to providing its students with training that celebrates diversity and increases multicultural sensitivity in counseling practice and comprehensive program design.

Programs

Overview

The School Counseling M.A. program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as meeting national standards for counselor preparation programs and by the State of Iowa as an approved program leading to K-8 and 5-12 school counselor licensure in Iowa. The University of Iowa School Counseling program prepares students to provide individual and small group counseling, classroom guidance, and consulting services to teachers, parents, families and other professionals.

Note: Students who enter without teaching licensure are required to take additional coursework to meet school counselor licensure standards. Graduates are eligible for K-12 school counselor licensure in Iowa.

Visit the degree homepage for more information on admissions requirements, application instructions, and program requirements.

Application Deadlines

  • February 1 – priority deadline (Summer or Fall semester)

Contact

Program Coordinator

Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education main office at 319-335-5275.