Degree Requirements

The school counseling program seeks students with strong interpersonal and academic skills who are passionate about helping others, particularly children and adolescents. Courses are offered throughout the year, including summers, at times that meet the needs of working professionals. Students meet the requirements of this 90-credit program in three years. During that time, they will interact with others from a variety of backgrounds and ages.

Program requirements include a mix of counseling and education-related courses. All students complete a three-quarter internship at an elementary, middle or high school during a regular school year. Once students complete the program, they can be recommended to the state of Washington for an Education Staff Associate (ESA) certificate, which qualifies them for positions as school counselors.