School Counseling

Master of Education

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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.

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

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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.


According to a survey conducted by the JBU Career Development Center for 2018-2019 graduates, 91% of graduate students landed within 6 months of graduation.*

*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 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.

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Benefits of JBU's School Counseling program


Receive one-on-one support from professors through smaller class sizes.

Gain expertise in the knowledge and skills needed to become an excellent educator

Graduate feeling equipped to honor God and serve others by studying school counseling from a biblical worldview.