University of the Southwest’s Master of Science in Education, School Counseling is a 42-credit, fully online degree program designed to prepare you for licensure as a school counselor in primary, elementary, middle, and high school settings.
With coursework in counseling theories and techniques; counseling ethics; career development; and group, family and child/adolescent counseling, you will develop the knowledge and skillset to interact with students from varying backgrounds and serve as an advocate for their academic, career and personal success. You will learn how to:
- focus on the relations and interactions between students and their school environment with the expressed purpose of reducing the effect of environmental and institutional barriers that impede student academic success;
- assist students with evaluating and considering future educational and career paths; and
- provide an atmosphere where all students can learn.
Practicums and an internship are required and can be completed in a variety of settings.
The Master of Science in Education, School Counseling is accredited by the New Mexico Public Education Department and prepares students for licensure as a school counselor in state of New Mexico.
Out-of-State-Residents: Please contact your state’s department of education to determine if University of the Southwest’s program meets your state’s licensing and certification regulations.
University of the Southwest also offers a post-master’s licensure program for individuals who already have a master's degree but wish to become a licensed school counselor in New Mexico.
School Counseling Degree Plan
School Counseling Course Descriptions