Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services Major

A major/degree in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services is a program that prepares individuals to apply the theory and principles of guidance and counseling to the provision of support for the personal, social, educational, and vocational development of students, and the organizing of guidance services within elementary, middle, and secondary educational institutions.

Includes instruction in legal and professional requirements, therapeutic counselor intervention, vocational counseling, and related sociological and psychological foundations.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services (use the College Search feature and enter "counselor education" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Education?  Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Education Majors page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services?

With a bachelor’s degree in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, you will position yourself to start a career in a support role of this job sector in areas such as (but not limited to) school counseling, guidance services, and family counseling.  With further formal education, jobs such as developmental psychologists, school counselor, guidance counselor, organizational therapist are an option.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services