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Become a School Counselor

SRU's Master of Education in School Counseling is your Pathway to Help Students

School Counseling (Master of Education)

Offered by: Counseling and Development

In the School Counseling program at SRU, students will learn the skills to develop programming and provide counseling services to help students thrive in the PK-12 educational setting.  Graduates of the program will be prepared to address the developmental needs of all students in the areas of academic, career, and social/emotional development.  Students benefit from a diverse consortium of practicum and internship sites in addition to participating in pre-practicum experiences early in the program.


Students in the School Counseling Program will earn a Master of Education degree and will be eligible for certification as a professional school counselor in grades K-12 in Pennsylvania. If students desire to seek credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, additional courses may be taken. Additionally, graduates of the School Counseling Program have procured positions at the postsecondary level in fields related to disability services, academic advising, and career counseling.


Want a transformative experience that will help you change the lives of others? The Master of Education degree in School Counseling is designed to prepare students for work in elementary and secondary schools and offers:

  • Small class sizes which allow faculty to work intensively with students
  • A rigorous curriculum that can be completed in 2 years
  • Faculty that hold doctorates and are engaging, student centered, and highly committed to teaching
  • A cohort program model
  • Flexibility to add credits and design a personalized path for credentials that lead to being a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and are license-eligible in Pennsylvania as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • A modern counselor training facility that utilizes the latest technology
  • Experiential, hands-on learning that occurs throughout the program
  • Professional development funding
  • Opportunities to present at and attend regional, state, and national conferences


  • Online Application 
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official)
  • A minimum grade point average of a 3.0 is required to be considered for unconditional admission
  • GRE/MAT requirement WAIVED due to COVID-19 until further notice
  • Complete a personal statement indicating interest in the program, experience, and career goals
  • A Reference Release form listing your two references
  • Two academic recommendation forms from a former or current college or university faculty member with knowledge of the the applicant's academic aptitude, suitability for intended program area, and ability to form interpersonal relationships. Student responsible for sending the form link to evaluators