School Counseling

Master of Education

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Why you should study School Counseling at JBU.

Students need help navigating through their academic, emotional, and social concerns. School counselors advocate for students and help them process their experiences with college planning, home life, and school challenges. They also guide them in making goals and an action plan as it relates to their future. 

From college planning to personal development, school counselors help students reach their full potential in all areas of their lives. With a Master's degree in School Counseling, you can make an impact in the lives of students and help guide them through a pivotal time. 

At JBU, you'll receive one-on-one support and feedback from professors and will gain practical experience through an internship with JBU's local school connections.

Schedule a call with an admissions counselor or call us directly at 800-528-4723

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Who is the M.Ed. in School Counseling for?

The M.Ed. in School Counseling is for people who want to help students prepare for college and help guide them in their personal development so that they can reach their full potential. This program is great for teachers who want to become school counselors, counselors who want to make the transition into school counseling, or people in other industries who want to work within the school system as a school counselor.

Enroll in Classes

Schedule a call with an admissions counselor to learn more about the school counseling program. 

Next, start your application to JBU's graduate school. 

Study School Counseling

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


87% of JBU graduate students landed within 6 months of graduation, according to a survey conducted by the JBU Career Development Department for 2019-2020 graduates.*

*landed: employed, grad school, volunteer, or military

Program Length

The M.Ed. in School Counseling is 48 credit hours. The time to completion depends on whether a student pursues this degree part-time or full-time. 

Course Format

While there are some synchronous online course options, the majority of this program's courses will need to be attended in person. JBU offers evening classes at its campuses in Little Rock, Rogers, and Siloam Springs.

Play Therapy Emphasis

Students in this program can choose to emphasize Play Therapy, which uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to better assist children to communicate their thoughts and feelings.