The Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling at City University of Seattle can be taken alone as a 49 credit master’s degree program or as a 54 credit program that includes Washington State Educational Staff Associate (ESA) residency certification. This certification is required in Washington to be a school counselor in the K-12 setting. The program incorporates the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model, which is the recognized framework for delivering student-centered, high quality, data- informed school counseling services to K-12 students in the United States.
CityU of Seattle’s master’s in school counseling degree is taught byK-12 experienced faculty and current practitioners who integrate educational theory with real-world application.
This mixed-mode, two year program follows a full-time, cohort based model for working professionals, with classes on weekends and online instruction throughout the week. This blended method (with 80% in-class and 20% online learning) allows you to fit your school work around your current work week. Our Albright School of Education advisors are standing by to help you plan out your master’s in guidance counseling degree at CityU.
Your CityU master’s in school counseling with ESA certification will qualify you to work as a counselor in any public K-12 school in Washington State. Your skills will transfer well to other human services organizations, too, such as private agencies, community colleges and independent schools. And if you seek out further advancement, this master’s in guidance counseling is a great stepping stone toward our Doctor of Education in Leadership program.
If you want to impact the lives and improve the futures of students in Washington State, you are one call away from beginning the journey. Your bachelor’s degree from an accredited university documenting a 2.75 cumulative GPA along with documentation of volunteer or work experience with youth qualify you to apply to CityU’s Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling program. If you already have a master’s degree in a related field, a performance-based ESA endorsement course is available. Contact an advisor today to learn more.