From college planning to personal development, school counselors help children reach their full potential in all areas of their lives. With a degree in School Counseling, you can become a child advocate and make an impact on the lives of those in need.

JBU’s School Counseling program prepares you for school counseling and guidance positions in elementary and secondary schools. Graduates with a passing score on the PRAXIS exam will be licensed by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Graduate Counseling classes are offered in evening and weekend formats on the main campus in Siloam Springs, or at JBU educational centers in Fort Smith, Little Rock and Rogers. Select courses are offered online.

4 reasons to study counseling at JBU:

  • Great faculty – At JBU, you’ll learn from men and women who have extensive academic training and years of clinical experience. Our faculty not only keep up with current research in the field, they are all licensed counselors who still see clients and bring real-world perspective into our classrooms. 
  • Real clinical experience – To be a great counselor, you need more than just time in the classroom; you need face-to-face interaction with clients under the supervision of experienced counselors. As a Graduate Counseling student, you will conduct live therapy sessions and get feedback from faculty and peers to help you become a better counselor.
  • Cultivate compassion and care – Counseling is more than a job, and successful counselors do more than just listen. At JBU, counseling students become equipped with knowledge, attitudes and skills that promote Christ-likeness and clinical expertise.
  • Unique focus on Christian values – At JBU, we believe in education of the whole person – head, heart, hand. All of our courses are taught from a Christian worldview, with faculty who are committed to the academic and spiritual growth of our students.

Did you know?

JBU Graduate Counseling alumni work as counselors, community leaders and practitioners who provide hope and promote prevention, early intervention, and the overall wellness of children.


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