Ball State University's Master of Arts in School Counseling program prepares students to be professional school counselors who are change agents with particular focus on social justice and equity in PreK-12 schools. Students are exposed to a range of theoretical perspectives and also challenged to view children and adolescents as embedded in a complex system which inevitably shapes their everyday lives.
The masters program is full time for two years but may be completed in three years part time.
Through the program, students will develop competencies in leadership, advocacy, collaboration and teaming, counseling and coordination, and assessment and use of data through course work, practica, and internship. The course sequence also includes the study of human development, diversity, program planning, consultation, crisis and trauma intervention, and research methods.
Both practicum and internship involve actual on-site counseling experience. Practicum (200 hrs) focuses on direct counseling experiences specifically in individual and group counseling as well as classroom guidance over the course of two semesters.
In contrast, internship (600 hrs) offers students the opportunity to practice those activities mentioned in practicum in addition to all aspects of comprehensive school counseling programs including consultation, collaboration, leadership, advocacy, and coordination of community services and partnership.
We’ve had 100% of our students pass the school counseling licensure exam. Graduates of the program have gone on to be leaders in PreK-12 schools – as professional school counselors and administrators as well as doctoral programs in education and psychology.
Additional considerations: Great faculty to student ratio! 3 full time School Counseling Faculty and cohorts of 8-10 students Available assistantships ($9,000- $11,800) and financial support for those who qualify.
Register now for an online information session on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm (Eastern).
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in school counseling is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
By participating in this session, we will waive the $60 Ball State University Graduate School application fee. Once registered, you will receive more details about this offer.
Register today at the "Register Here" link above! We hope to connect with you soon.
Details about how to participate in the webinar will be emailed to you after registration.