The School Counseling Specialization will prepare you to excel as a guidance counselor in today’s increasingly diverse primary and secondary school settings.
The 48-credit School Counseling Specialization provides the required graduate training for individuals who wish to work as guidance counselors for students in grades PreK-8 or grades 5-12.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2015 semester
Students in Lesley’s School Counseling Specialization blend theoretical study with practical, hands-on experience. Experience in the school setting will allow you to explore the diverse facets of guidance counseling and help you launch your career.
Boston’s diverse population provides enormous opportunities to work with, and learn from clients with broadly varied cultural backgrounds. Lesley’s multicultural curriculum emphasizes self-knowledge and fosters a better understanding of how your experiences influence the counseling relationship.
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6 Critical Skills Every Counselor Should Cultivate
Counselors today are working with increasingly diverse populations that have diverse sets of needs. Honing a solid set of essential skills makes for an effective, successful mental health practitioner.
"We are committed to the development and implementation of cutting-edge programs that focus on the training of culturally-minded counselors who can excel in their future work within increasingly diverse school settings."