Master of Education in School Counseling (Leads to Initial Licensure)

Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Master of Education in School Counseling (Leads to Initial Licensure)

Online, Evening-Campus Programs

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Alabama

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class A: Master's degree level license/certificate from Alabama. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/20/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

Teaching or Educational Work Experience Required for MED in School Counseling
A minimum of two years full-time educational work experience is a requirement for a School Counselor certificate in your state. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational work experience required for their state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alabama Department of Education
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL, 36104
334-694-4557
https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/pages/home.aspx

Alaska

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Type C Special Services Certificate license/certificate from Alaska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 01/14/2020, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requires applicants to complete two additional courses in addition to the program at GCU. The student will be required to complete:

- 3 semester hours of approved Alaska Studies
- 3 semester hours of approved Alaska Multicultural Coursework

To find approved courses go to https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/culture#

Whether applying for licensure directly or applying for licensure through reciprocity, verification of completion of the above courses must be submitted to Alaska DEED before the expiration of initial licensure. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational requirements for the state in which they are applying for licensure.


Additional Training Requirements

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development require applicants who direct certify to complete four mandatory trainings. Applicants who apply for teacher certification through reciprocity are exempt from the mandatory trainings.

Mandatory Trainings:
* Sexual abuse awareness and prevention
* Alcohol or drug related disabilities
* Dating violence awareness and prevention
* Suicide awareness and prevention

Only trainings approved by an Alaska public school district or the Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) will satisfy this requirement. Trainings offered by universities and other organizations must be approved by DEED. The following documents may be submitted as evidence of completion of the approved trainings:
*A record of training with signature of district superintendent or appointed designee or a dean of an accredited school of education;
*A certificate of completion from a training program approved by DEED (See eLearning courses below); or
*An official transcript showing the completion of a training course approved by DEED.

More information can be found at: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/mandatorytraining


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK, 99811-0500
907-465-2831
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/

American Samoa

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from American Samoa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/31/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Board of Higher Education American Samoa Community College
P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, AS, 96799
(684) 699-9155
http://www.amsamoa.edu/

Arizona

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard License license/certificate from Arizona. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/09/2020, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

The Grand Canyon University College of Education is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to offer Institutional Recommendations for Initial Teacher Licensure of early childhood, early childhood special education, elementary, secondary, special education teachers, principals and school counselors only. Programs that lead to licensure contain a student teaching or internship component.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
602-542-4367
http://www.azed.gov/

Arkansas

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor Endorsement license/certificate from Arkansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/17/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state, if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

The Arkansas Department of Education requires applicants of a School Counselor Endorsement to hold a valid teaching license. The School Counselor Endorsement is not a stand alone license and is an endorsement that is added to a current teaching license. Students need to be aware of and meet their state's requirements.


Field Placement Requirements

Arkansas requires a state-specific clearance that is composed of three separate background checks. The state-specific clearance must be completed before internship begins. The steps to complete the required state-specific background checks are:
1. Complete the Online Background Check Consent Form
- When filling out this form, select Teacher (pre-service) as the reason for background check
2. Submit the background check payment
3. Applicants must complete the fingerprinting process by going to their nearest Approved Live Scan Location
- Bring a photo ID, copy of consent form, and a copy of payment receipt with Transaction ID
4. Complete the Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Check
- This background check can be completed by completing the form, having it notarized and mailing the form along with payment to the Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central
Registry.
5. Complete the Employability Status
- This can be completed online and can take up to four weeks to be determined.

Students will need to complete an internship placement in a K-12 school setting to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR, 72201
501-682-4475
http://www.arkansased.gov/

California

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Pupil Personnel Services Credential license/certificate from California. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/21/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state, if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA, 95811-4213
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/

Colorado

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a This program is not open for enrollment in Colorado. license/certificate from Colorado. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/04/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

The Colorado Department of Education requires completion of a degree in school counseling from a program approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP). Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in School Counseling is not CACREP accredited, therefore, this program is not open for enrollment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Colorado Department of Education
6000 E. Evans Ave
Building #2, Suite 100
Denver, CO, 80222
303-866-6628
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_home.htm

Connecticut

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Educator-School Counselor license/certificate from Connecticut. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/20/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Connecticut Department of Education requires specific coursework to qualify for a School Counseling certificate. the following courses are not included in the program and cannot be taken separately:
--Psychological and sociological theory as related to children, youth and families;
--Individual Counseling Procedures
--A course of study in special education comprised of not fewer than 36 clock hours, which shall include study in understanding the growth and development of exceptional children, including handicapped and gifted and talented children and children who may require special education, and methods for identifying, planning for and working effectively with special-needs children in the regular classroom.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Connecticut Department of Education
450 Columbus Blvd
PO BOX 2219
Hartford, CT, 06145-2219
860-713-6969
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/site/default.asp

Delaware

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate license/certificate from Delaware. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/16/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

No additional coursework is needed to meet requirements for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Delaware Department of Education
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE, 19904
302-857-3388
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/

District of Columbia

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor license/certificate from District of Columbia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/14/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

The District of Columbia requires School Counseling programs to have Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) accreditation. Grand Canyon University's Masters of Education in School Counseling program is not accredited by CACREP.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

D.C. Office of State Superintendent of Education - Teacher License
1050 First Street NE
2nd Floor
Washington, DC, 20002
202-724-8600
http://osse.dc.gov/service/educator-licensure-services

Florida

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Certificate license/certificate from Florida. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/24/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Florida Department of Education
Room 201, Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0400
800-445-6739
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/

Georgia

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from Georgia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/17/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission requires School Counseling programs to have Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) accreditation. Grand Canyon University's Masters of Education in School Counseling program is not accredited by CACREP.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
200 Piedmont Ave SE
Suite 1702 West Tower
Atlanta, GA, 30334-9032
404-232-2500
http://www.gapsc.com/

Guam, US Territory

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial School Counselor Certificate license/certificate from Guam, US Territory. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/31/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Guam Commission for Educator Certification
303 University Drive SOE Bldg
Room 105
Mangilao, GU, 96913
671-735-2554
http://francamacho@gcec.guam.gov

Hawaii

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor License license/certificate from Hawaii. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/11/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

The Hawaii Board of Education requires applicants of an Advanced License to hold a valid standard teaching license from Hawaii. The applicant must show verification of five years out of the last eight years of full time teaching experience in a P-12 school. Students need to be aware of and meet their state's requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Hawaii Department of Education
1390 Miller St.
Honolulu, HI, 96813
808-586-3230
http://doe.k12.hi.us/

Idaho

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Pupil Service Staff Certificate license/certificate from Idaho. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/11/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state, if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Internship settings for the Master of Education in School Counseling program must include a placement at the Elementary as well as the Secondary level in order to meet Internship requirements in your state. Please work with your field experience counselor to ensure you have an Elementary Internship as well as a Secondary Internship in School Counseling. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the requirements for a School Counseling certificate in their state.


The Idaho State Department of Education requires student teachers or any postsecondary candidates who have unsupervised contact with students in a public K-12 setting, complete a background check. This background check needs to be completed before internship can begin. The steps to applying for an Idaho background check are:
1. Request a fingerprint card, either via e-mail or picking one up from the Idaho State Department of Education.
2. Once the fingerprint packet is received, take the fingerprint card to the local police department or sheriff’s office to have prints rolled.
3. Then, submit the fingerprint packet with the following information to the Idaho Department of Education:
a. Background Investigation Check Form
b. State Department of Education Fingerprint Card
c. Fingerprint Processing fee
d. Initialed Instructions for Handling Fingerprint Cards form
e. Signed Noncriminal Justice Applicant Privacy Statement form


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Idaho Department of Education
650 West State Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID, 83702-0027
208-332-6882
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/

Illinois

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator License license/certificate from Illinois. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 01/21/2020, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

Illinois School Counseling coursework requirements
The Illinois State Board of Education requires the following coursework in order to qualify for School Counselor certification: Methods of instruction of the exceptional child in cross-categorical special education, Methods of reading and reading in the content area and Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners. Please be aware these courses are not included in this degree program. Students may have completed this coursework in their undergraduate degree. Students seeking certification should plan to acquire these courses. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the additional coursework requirements for a School Counseling certificate in Illinois. For more information, student should speak with a Field Experience Counselor and with the Illinois State Board of Education (http://www.isbe.net/).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Illinois State Board of Education
Educator Certification Division
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL, 62777-0001
217-782-4321
http://www.isbe.net/

Indiana

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor License license/certificate from Indiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/24/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

Indiana COE Additional Training Requirement
The Indiana Department of Education requires an individual to complete education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a individual may be considering suicide. An initial teaching license (includes instructional, individual services and administrative licenses) will not be issued unless this requirement is met. The Indiana Department of Education also requires completion of CPR/AED/Heimlich certification within one (1) year of receiving an Indiana license. CPR-Heimlich Maneuver training may be delivered primarily online, but it must include a ""hands-on"" training/demonstration component with a mannequin.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Indiana Department of Education
115 W Washington St.
South Tower, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
317-232-6610
http://www.doe.in.gov/

Iowa

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a This program does not lead to licensure in IA. license/certificate from Iowa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/09/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Iowa Department of Education requires the completion of the following coursework for a school counselors license:

-Completion of an approved human relations component
-Completion of an approved exceptional learner component
-Coursework to include: nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels, social and cultural foundations, fostering of relationships, group work, career development, education, postsecondary planning, assessment and evaluation, professional orientation, school counseling skills, classroom management, curriculum, and learning theory

Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in School Counseling program does not include the above courses. Therefore, this program is not open for enrollment in the state of Iowa.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Iowa Department of Education
400 E 14th St.
Des Moines, IA, 50319-0146
515-281-5294
http://educateiowa.gov/

Kansas

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial School Specialist License license/certificate from Kansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/16/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state, if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

The Kansas Department of Education requires applicants of a School Counselor License to hold a valid professional teaching license. The applicant must show verification of five years of full time teaching experience. Students need to be aware of and meet their state's requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kansas State Department of Education - Teacher License
900 SW Jackson Street
Landon State Office Building Suite #102
Topeka, KS, 66612
785-296-2288
http://www.ksde.org/

Kentucky

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from Kentucky. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/12/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

The Kentucky Educator Professional Standards Board requires educator preparation programs to be regionally and NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) accredited. Grand Canyon University's initial teacher licensure programs are nationally accredited through AAQEP (Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation), however, this accrediting body has not been recognized by KEPSB at this time.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
300 Sower Blvd
Frankfort, KY, 40601
502-564-5846
http://www.kyepsb.net/

Louisiana

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor license/certificate from Louisiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/31/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

The Louisiana Department of Education requires completion of a degree in School Counseling from a program approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP). Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in School Counseling is not CACREP accredited, therefore, this program is not open for enrollment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Louisiana Department of Education
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA, 70804-9064
877-453-2721
https://www.teachlouisiana.net/Default.aspx

Maine

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor Certificate license/certificate from Maine. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/27/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

Maine Teaching Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom Course Requirement
The Maine Department of Education requires the following course in order to qualify for initial school counselor licensure: Teaching exceptional students in the regular classroom. Please be aware this course is not included in this degree program. Students seeking licensure should plan to acquire this course. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the additional coursework requirements for initial school counselor licensure in Maine. For more information, student should speak with a Field Experience Counselor and with the Maine Department of Education (http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/).


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maine Department of Education-Certification Office
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME, 04333-0023
207-624-6600
http://www.maine.gov/education/

Maryland

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor Certificate license/certificate from Maryland. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/07/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201-2595
410-767-0406
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/Pages/default.aspx

Massachusetts

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor License license/certificate from Massachusetts. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/09/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA, 02148-4906
781-338-6600
http://www.doe.mass.edu/

Michigan

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor License license/certificate from Michigan. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/13/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI, 48909
517-373-3324
http://www.michigan.gov/mde

Minnesota

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Tier 3 License license/certificate from Minnesota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/04/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN, 55113
651-582-8200
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/index.html

Mississippi

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class AA License license/certificate from Mississippi. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/17/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

Professional Teaching certificate Required for MED in School Counseling
A Professional Educator license or certificate is a requirement for a School Counselor certificate in your state. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the professional educator license requirement for their state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Mississippi Department of Education-Office of Educator Licensure
PO BOX 771
Jackson, MS, 39205-0771
601-359-3483
https://www.mdek12.org/OTL/OEL/K12

Missouri

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Student Services Certificate license/certificate from Missouri. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/30/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state, if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
PO BOX 480
Jefferson City, MO, 65102-0480
573-751-0051
http://dese.mo.gov/

Montana

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class 6 Specialist License license/certificate from Montana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 04/09/2020, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Training Requirements

The Montana Office of Public Instruction requires that all applicants verify completion of the on-line course "An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana". Documentation for course completion must be shown at time of application. The above course is offered for free online at: https://learninghub.mrooms.net/course/index.php?categoryid=105


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Montana Office of Public Instruction
1201 11th Ave 1st Floor
PO BOX 202501
Helena, MT, 59620-2501
406-444-3150
https://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Become-a-Licensed-Montana-Educator

Nebraska

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor Endorsement license/certificate from Nebraska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/24/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

A Professional Educator license or certificate is a requirement for a School Counselor certificate in your state. If an applicant has not previously earned a Professional Education license, the applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 additional credits of professional teacher education coursework that includes: core curriculum design, lesson plan development, classroom management, student assessment, and differentiated instructional strategies. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the professional educator license requirement for their state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE, 68509-4987
402-471-0739
http://www.education.ne.gov/index.html

Nevada

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor Endorsement license/certificate from Nevada. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/03/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state, if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

The Nevada Department of Education requires at least two (2) years full time teaching experience or two (2) years of full time school counseling experience in order to qualify for a School Counselor Endorsement. Students must be aware of and meet their state's requirement.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nevada Department of Education
2080 E. Flamingo Rd
Suite 210
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
702-486-6458
http://nde.doe.nv.gov/

New Hampshire

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor Certificate license/certificate from New Hampshire. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/07/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH, 03301-3494
603-271-2409
http://www.education.nh.gov/index.htm

New Jersey

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard School Counselor certificate license/certificate from New Jersey. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/01/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The New Jersey Department of Education requires specific coursework to qualify for a School Counseling certificate.
-- A course in Individual guidance
-- 6 cr Psychology
-- 3 cr Community agencies, organizations and resources

Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in School Counseling program does not include this coursework. This coursework will need to be taken separately.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Jersey Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ, 08625-0500
609-292-2070
http://www.nj.gov/education/

New Mexico

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a This program does not lead to licensure in NM. license/certificate from New Mexico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/04/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

The New Mexico Public Education Department requires completion of a degree in school counseling from a program approved by New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in School Counseling is not NMPED approved, therefore, this program is not open for enrollment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM, 87501
505-827-4296
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/

New York

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor K-12 license/certificate from New York. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/14/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The New York State Education Department requires specific coursework to qualify for a School Counseling certificate.
•Techniques of Counseling the Individual / the Elementary Child / the Adolescent
•Community Counseling / Community Psychology
•Community Resources and Relationships
•Computer Applications in Guidance
•Counseling Intervention / Working with Children / Parents / Families
•Counselor as Team Member (school leadership / interdisciplinary)
•Developmental School Counseling
•Dropout Identification and Counseling
•Family Counseling
•Multicultural / Bilingual / Bicultural / ELL School Counseling / Diversity in Counseling
•School Counseling Models / Methods / Skills
•School-based Collaboration and Consultation / School-based Interventions
•Technology Integration / Technology Literacy in School Counseling
•Urban School Counseling
•Working with Parents in Education

Category 3: K-12 Student Growth, Development and Learning
(Assessment and identification of student differences, contribution to and support of learning in the public-school setting)
•Psychoeducational Testing
•Research Methods / Statistical Methods / Diagnostic Tools for Measurement in School Counseling
•School Counseling Assessment

Category 4: Preparing the K-12 Student for Career or College
•The College Admissions Process
•World of Work

Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in School Counseling program does not include this coursework. This coursework will need to be taken separately.


Additional Training Requirements

New York COE Additional Training Requirement
The New York State Education Department requires individuals complete study in child abuse identification and school violence prevention and intervention. (2 clock hours)
The New York State Education Department requires individuals also complete study or training in the needs of children with autism from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.
The New York State Education Department requires individuals also complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention as stated under the Dignity for All individuals Act (DASA).
The trainings outlined above must be completed prior to applying for certification in New York.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New York State Education Department - Teacher License
89 Washington Avenue 5N EB
Albany, NY, 12234
518-474-3901
http://www.nysed.gov/

North Carolina

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counseling License license/certificate from North Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/27/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6302 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC, 27699-6302
919-807-3310
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/licensure/

North Dakota

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor Credential license/certificate from North Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/05/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state, if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

A Professional Educator license or certificate is a requirement for a School Counselor Certificate in your state. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the professional educator license requirement for their state.


Field Placement Requirements

Internship settings for the Master of Education in School Counseling program must include a placement at the Elementary as well as the Secondary level in order to meet Internship requirements in North Dakota. Please work with your field experience counselor to ensure you have an Elementary Internship as well as a Secondary Internship in School Counseling. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the requirements for a School Counseling certificate in their state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
2718 Gateway Avenue
Suite 204
Bismarck, ND, 58503-0585
701-328-9641
http://www.nd.gov/espb/

Northern Mariana Islands

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor License license/certificate from Northern Mariana Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/31/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Northern Marianas Department of Education CNMI Public School System
CNMI Public School System- Certification and Licensure Office
Bwughos Street, Susupe PO Box 501370
Saipan, MP, 96950-1250
1-670-237-3027
http://www.cnmipss.org

Ohio

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Pupil Services License license/certificate from Ohio. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/15/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH, 43215-4183
614-466-3593
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDefaultPage.aspx?page=1

Oklahoma

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Specialist Certificate license/certificate from Oklahoma. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/31/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oklahoma Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oliver Hodge Building
Oklahoma City, OK, 73105-4599
405-521-3337
http://sde.ok.gov

Oregon

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Reciprocal School Counselor License license/certificate from Oregon. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/30/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state, if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

An Oregon fingerprint clearance/background check needs to be completed before student teaching can begin. Oregon law requires student teachers, educators, school nurses and out-of-state student teachers in Oregon schools to be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting includes both an Oregon State Police (OSP) and FBI background check. Background checks take place once fingerprints have been taken at a Fieldprint office. Fingerprints are valid for 3 years from the fingerprint clearance date.

1. Enroll on Fieldprint’s website
2. Enter the information required by the state of Oregon onto Fieldprint’s website.
- Entering this information upon enrollment means this information will not need to be collected again at the time of fingerprinting.
3. Schedule an appointment online by choosing the date, time and nearest Fieldprint location
4. When arriving for the appointment bring:
a. The appointment number
b. Two forms of ID such as a driver’s license or passport
5. Fingerprints are collected electronically
6. Fingerprints are submitted to the state by FieldPrint


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
250 Division St. NE
Salem, OR, 97301-1012
503-378-3586
http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Elementary & Secondary Counselor PK-12 license/certificate from Pennsylvania. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/31/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires specific coursework to qualify for a School Counseling certificate.
--Academic Development
--Collaboration and Consultation
-- Advocacy
--Leadership
--Systemic Change
Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in School Counseling program does not include this coursework. This coursework will need to be taken separately.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17126
717-787-3356
http://www.education.pa.gov

Puerto Rico

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a license/certificate from Puerto Rico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/17/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Puerto Rico Department of Education
PO Box 190759
San Juan, PR, 00919-0759
787-759-2000
https://www.de.pr.gov/

Rhode Island

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor Certificate license/certificate from Rhode Island. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/17/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI, 02903
401-222-8893
http://www.ride.ri.gov/Default.aspx

South Carolina

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor-Elementary Grades 2-6 OR School Counselor-Secondary Grades 9-12 license/certificate from South Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/22/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
803-896-0325
http://ed.sc.gov/

South Dakota

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor Education Specialist Endorsement license/certificate from South Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/05/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD, 57501
605-773-3134
http://www.doe.sd.gov/

Tennessee

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Practitioner License license/certificate from Tennessee. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/13/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Tennessee Department of Education
Andrew Johnson Tower - 12th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN, 37243
615-741-2731
http://www.tn.gov/education/

Texas

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Student Services Certificate - School Counselor license/certificate from Texas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/07/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state, if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

The Texas Teacher Education Agency requires applicants of a Student Services License to hold a valid teaching license. The applicant must show verification of two years of full-time teaching experience in a Public or Accredited Private School. Substitute teaching experience would not normally be accepted for certification purposes. Students need to be aware of and meet their state's requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Texas Teacher Education Agency
William B. Travis Building
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701
512-936-8400
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Utah

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a This program does not lead to licensure in UT. license/certificate from Utah. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/14/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Accreditation Requirements

The Utah State Board of Education requires completion of a degree in school counseling from a program approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP). Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in School Counseling is not CACREP accredited, therefore, this program is not open for enrollment.


Field Placement Requirements

Before internship can begin, students must apply and be granted student-teacher licensure. The Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission will review applicants' background check information. They will make recommendations of student-teacher and intern license applicants to the Board. A student-teacher or intern license is valid for the amount of time stated on the license.

To complete a background check, an applicant must submit fingerprints for review by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Fingerprinting must be taken in order to complete a background check. There are two options for fingerprinting; LiveScan electronic fingerprint submission or rolled fingerprint card submission. The background check will be used in determination of whether or not a student teaching or intern license will be issued.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Utah State Board of Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-4200
801-538 7740
https://www.schools.utah.gov/

Vermont

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor license/certificate from Vermont. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/28/2020, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Vermont Department of Education requires specific coursework to qualify for a School Counseling certificate.
1.1. Knowledge
1.1.2. Barriers to student learning and use of advocacy and data-driven school counseling practices to close the information, opportunity, and achievement gaps
1.1.3. Leadership principles and theories
1.1.4. Individual counseling, group counseling and classroom instruction ensuring equitable access to resources promoting academic achievement, career development and personal/social development for every student
1.1.5. Collaborations with stakeholders such as parents and guardians, teachers, administrators and community leaders to create learning environments that promote educational equity and success for every student
1.1.7. Developmental theory, learning theories, multicultural competency theory, social justice advocacy theory, counseling theories, and career counseling theories
1.2. Abilities and Skills
1.2.2. Serves as a leader in the school, district/supervisory union, and community
1.2.3. Advocates for student success at the student, school and public arena levels of intervention
1.2.4. Acts as a systems change agent to create an environment promoting and supporting student success
1.3. Awareness
1.3.1. Students from traditionally under-represented groups face systemic inequities that need to be identified and interrupted
1.3.2. Every student should graduate from high school and be prepared for employment or college and other post-secondary education
1.3.3. School counselors are cultural beings with internalized biases that need to be identified and interrupted
1.3.4. The effectiveness of school counseling programs should be measurable using process, perception and outcome data
2.1. Knowledge
2.1.2. Educational systems, philosophies and theories and current trends in education, including federal and state legislation
2.1.3. Learning theories
2.1.6. District, state and national student standards and competencies, including ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success and other student standards that may complement and inform the comprehensive school counseling program
2.1.7. The domains of academic achievement, career planning and personal/social development
2.1.8. Multicultural and Social Justice Advocacy Competencies
2.1.9. Macro-systemic forces that marginalize students from traditionally under-represented groups such as: classism, abilityism, Heteronormativity, color-blind modern racism, cis-normativity, sexism and sizeism.
2.2. Abilities and Skills
2.2.1. Develops the beliefs and vision of the school counseling program that align with current school improvement and student success initiatives at the school, district and state level
2.3. Awareness
2.3.1. Has an impact on every student rather than a series of services provided only to students in need
2.3.2. Is an integral component of student success and the overall mission of the school and school district
2.3.3. Promotes and supports academic achievement, career planning and personal/social development for every student
3.1. Knowledge
3.1.1. Leadership principles, including sources of power and authority and formal and informal leadership
3.1.2. Organization theory to facilitate advocacy, collaboration and systemic change
3.1.3. Presentation skills for programs such as teacher in-services, parent workshops and presentation of results reports to school boards
3.1.4. Time management, including long- and short-term management using tools such as schedules and calendars
3.1.5. Data-driven decision making
3.1.6. Current and emerging technologies such as use of the Internet, Web-based resources and information management systems
3.2. Abilities and Skills
3.2.1. Self-evaluates his/her own competencies leading to and resulting in the formulation of an appropriate professional development plan
3.2.2. Familiarity and understanding of the value of a diverse advisory council
3.2.3. Accesses or collects relevant data, including process, perception and outcome data, to monitor and improve student behavior and achievement
3.2.4. Assesses use of time in direct and indirect student services and program management and school support
3.2.5. Develops calendars to ensure the effective implementation of the school counseling program
3.2.6. Designs and implements action plans support activities aligning with school and school counseling program goals and conduct self-appraisals
4.1. Knowledge
4.1.3. Counseling theories and techniques that work in school, such as solution-focused brief counseling, cognitive behavioral theory, narrative theory, play theory and interventions, person-centered counseling, group work theory and family systems
4.1.4. Counseling theories and techniques in different settings, such as individual planning, group counseling and classroom lessons
4.1.5. Classroom management
4.1.6. Principles of career planning and college admissions, including financial aid and athletic eligibility
4.1.7. Principles of working with students from traditionally under-represented social locations, i.e. students of color, New Americans, English language learners, students with a (dis)ability, lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) students, students from non-dominant religious traditions, gender non-conforming students, and students from poor and working class families.
4.1.8. Principles of multi-tiered approaches within the context of a comprehensive school counseling program
4.1.9. Responsive services (counseling and crisis response) including grief and bereavement
4.2. Abilities and Skills
4.2.1. Implements the school counseling core curriculum
4.2.2. Facilitates individual student planning
4.2.3. Provides responsive services
4.2.4. Understands how to make referrals to appropriate professionals when necessary
4.2.5. Shares strategies that support student achievement with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations
4.2.6. Partners with parents, teachers, administrators and education stakeholders for student achievement and success
4.2.7. Engages in broaching conversations with students and families from traditionally under-represented groups, i.e. students of color, New Americans, students with (dis)abilities, transgender students, Lesbian, Gay, or Bixesual (LGB) students, and students who identity as poor or working class.
4.3. Awareness
4.3.4. School counselors should refer students to district or community resources to meet more extensive needs such as long-term therapy or diagnoses of disorders
4.3.5. School counselors have an integral role in interrupting societal inequities that marginalize students from traditionally under-represented groups.
5.1. Knowledge
5.1.3. Use of data to evaluate program effectiveness and to determine program needs
5.1.4. Culturally sensitive school counseling program assessments and results reports
5.2. Abilities and Skills
5.2.1. Analyzes data from school data profile and results reports to evaluate student outcomes and program effectiveness and to determine program needs
5.2.2. Understands and advocates for appropriate school counselor performance appraisal process based on school counselor competencies and implementation of the comprehensive school counseling program
5.3. Awareness
5.3.1. School counseling programs should achieve demonstrable results
5.3.2. School counselors should be accountable for the results of the school counseling program
5.3.3. School counselors should use quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate their school counseling program and to demonstrate program results
5.3.4. The outcomes of the school counseling program should be analyzed and presented in the context of the overall school and district performance
5.3.5. School counselors use data to identify systemic barriers for students from traditionally under-represented groups.

Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in School Counseling program does not include this coursework. This coursework will need to be taken separately.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Vermont Department of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre City Place
Barre, VT, 05641
802-479-1700
http://education.vermont.gov

Virgin Islands

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator Class II Certificate license/certificate from Virgin Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/17/2020, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the state to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The U.S. Virgin Islands requires a minimum of thirty (30) credits to include one introductory course in special education and computer to qualify for a Professional Educator Class II certificate. This program does not include an introductory course in special education or computer. Individuals will need to take this coursework out side of their program of study to fulfill this requirement in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In addition individuals must complete a course in Virgin Islands history within the first year of employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

The Virgin Islands Department of Education
PO Box 11900
60, 61 &62 Dronningens Gade
St. Thomas, VI, 00801
340-774-4546
http://www.vide.vi/

Virginia

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a School Counselor License license/certificate from Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/12/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

Teaching or Educational Work Experience Required for MED in School Counseling
A minimum of two years full-time educational work experience is a requirement for a School Counselor certificate in Virgnia.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Virginia Department of Education
PO BOX 2120
Richmond, VA, 23218
804-479-1700
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/index.shtml

Washington

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Residency School Counselor License license/certificate from Washington. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/04/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Before any practicum can begin in Washington, students must apply for pre-residency clearance. Pre-residency clearance consists of program approval and submission of fingerprints for a background check. Two items will need to be requested from the university: verification of teacher program enrollment and an unofficial copy of transcripts. It may take up to a month to receive Pre-Residency Certification Clearance. There are two options for fingerprinting; fingerprint at an Educational Service District (ESD) or fingerprint at a law enforcement agency or private fingerprinting service.


Fingerprinting at an Educational Service District steps
1. Go to the Educational Service District and complete the electronic live scan fingerprint process.
2. Pay the fee.
3. The Educational Service District submits the fingerprints to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Fingerprinting at a law enforcement agency or a private fingerprinting service steps
1. Request a fingerprint card from oppfp@k12.wa.us or ESD.
2. Once a fingerprint card is received in a mail, bring the card to a private fingerprinting agency or law enforcement agency to be fingerprinted.
3. Mail the completed fingerprint card and the fee to:
OSPI
Attn: Fiscal Office
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
4. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction scans the card and submits it to the Washington State Patrol.


Students will need to complete internship in a K-12 school setting to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
600 Washington St. S.E.
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA, 98504-7200
360-725-6000
http://www.k12.wa.us/default.aspx

West Virginia

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Professional Student Support Certificate license/certificate from West Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 01/12/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 6 Room 304
Charleston, WV, 25305-0330
304-558-7010
http://wvde.state.wv.us/

Wisconsin

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Educator License in a Pupil Services Category license/certificate from Wisconsin. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/03/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires applicants of a Professional Educator license to have a minimum of two years of full-time educational work experience. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational work experience as well as the professional educator license requirements for their state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 S. Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI, 53707-7841
800-441-4563
https://dpi.wi.gov/

Wyoming

Effective: May 4, 2020

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Educator License with a Professional Services Endorsement for School Counselor license/certificate from Wyoming. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 02/05/2020, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions. This requirement can be met by completing two PTSB approved multiple choice exams. The U.S. and Wyoming Constitution PTSB approved exams may be taken at any Wyoming School district administration office or, at the applicant's request, may be taken digitally with the exam being sent via e-mail.

If the applicant does not want to complete the requirement by demonstrating knowledge through an exam, a course in U.S. History may be taken instead. GCU's programs do not include coursework in U.S. History, therefore, additional coursework will need to be completed outside of the program.

Verification of meeting this requirement, either through exams or coursework, must be shown at the time of initial licensure application. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for their state. More information can be found at http://wyomingptsb.com/licensure/us-and-wyoming-constitution/


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
1920 Thomes Avenue
Suite 100
Cheyenne, WY, 82001
307-777-7291
http://ptsb.state.wy.us/

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