School Counseling

Master of Education

Become a child advocate.

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.

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The Facts

Program Length

The M.Ed. in School Counseling is 49 credit hours. Time to completion depends on whether a student pursues this degree part-time or full-time. 

Course Format

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

Play Therapy Emphasis

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