College of Education & Human Services

Counselor Education Graduate Program: School Counseling

“I realized how big of an impact counselors have on their students and that I could really make a change in the lives of young adults if I pursued counseling as my profession.”

Teja Johnson - Graduate Student, School Counseling

Counselor Education: School Counseling

Our Program Objectives:

School Counseling Program

Students preparing to work as school counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to promote academic, career, and personal/social development of all K-12 students.

Methods of Instruction

The Department of Counselor Education offers both didactic and clinical curricular experiences. Courses are primarily offered  face-to-face. Instructional methods include, but are not limited to lecture, case studies, discussion forums, role-plays, and the use of audio/visual media.

Why choose counselor education at WIU?

Counselor Education may be for you if you value serving others, enjoy working with others and being part of a team, have a sense of empathy, are kind, generous, warm, and friendly, and are a good listener. We offer a unique blend of courses designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent counseling professional. Emphasis is on solid academic performance and experiential mastery. The Counseling Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The School Counseling option is also accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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