If you're ready to be a school guidance counselor equipped with the skills and sensitivities to thrive in your career, this is the online degree program for you. We're committed to providing you with a quality academic experience and an opportunity to engage in integrated and focused application of your learning.

Unlike a traditional 100% online M.Ed. program, this is a limited-residency program that relies on both online instruction and mentored studies. With the guidance of core faculty, you'll complete a degree plan that outlines your course of study. The core courses are proscribed in order to meet certification requirements. At the same time, there is room for some electives for you to pursue your own areas of interest.

Completion Requirements

  • Complete New Student Orientation either On-Campus or Online 
  • Copy of fingerprint clearance card 
  • For those seeking an institutional recommendation from Prescott College: Successful completion of National Evaluation Series (NES) in both professional knowledge and subject knowledge
  • Complete six days per year residency
  • Completion of 36 semester hours

Graduates have a 94% pass rate for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam.

Sample Courses

Course Code Course Credits
MASG 57103 Foundations of School Counseling 3
MACP 51010 Counseling Theory 3
MASG 50030 Social and Ecological Perspectives 3
MASG 50020 Human Growth and Development 3
MASG 50080 Group Dynamics Processing and Counseling 4
MASG 50070 Vocational Counseling and Career Development 3
MASG 50112 School Guidance Counseling: Program Development 3
MASG 50111 Research Practices for School Guidance Counselors 3
MASG 51020 Supervised School Guidance Counseling Practicum 8

Career Outcomes

  • School Guidance Counselor

Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery of contemporary and foundational knowledge and theory in administrative leadership
  • Ability to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of the field
  • Ability to demonstrate written communication skills that are informed, scholarly, and passionate
  • Ability to demonstrate oral communication skills that are informed, scholarly, and passionate
  • Development of social literacies, including an understanding and appreciation of the ways humans relate to their own and other cultures, and the impact this relationship has on administrative leadership
  • Development of ecological literacies, including an understanding and appreciation of the ways humans relate to their environment (ecological, spiritual, and cultural), and of the relevance of these ideas to administrative leadership

It doesn't really feel like an online program...it feels like a residential program where we all just live in different places and come together and see each other every now and again."

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Daniel Mendez

Daniel Mendez