M.S.Ed. School Counseling for Certified Teachers

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Our 36-credit program results in school counseling certification. You may complete our Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in School Counseling for Certified Teachers program on a full- or part-time basis. You also have the option of taking classes in the early evening and late afternoon.


Strengths of our 36-credit School Counseling for Certified Teachers program include:


The program meets the academic requirements in Pennsylvania (and most other states) for School Counseling Certification

Tuition Award

Students receive a 15% tuition award for taking 6 credits per semester

Level II Certification

Satisfies the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) academic requirements for Level II certification for persons possessing a Level I instructional (teacher) certificate

Full-time and Part-time options

Students have the option to complete the program on a full-, half- or part-time basis if desired

Small to Moderate Class Sizes

Classes typically range from 6-30 students and are conveniently held in the evenings allowing students to remain employed during the day

Variety of Fieldwork Options

Students have the opportunity to experience a variety of schools and mental health agencies for fieldwork

Large Alumni Base

As a graduate of this program, you will be amongst more than 1,200 graduates who serve as leaders in the education profession

Graduates may obtain employment as/in:

  • School counselors in public, private, charter, cyber and alternative schools as well as in intermediate units
  • School-based therapists
  • University career, admissions and advising offices

The stimulating curriculum is designed to include experiential learning, self-reflection papers, case study analysis, and group activities. Nearly all of the courses are taught in a traditional rather than a distance education format.

Counselor Education Program Objectives

The educational experiences of Duquesne's Counselor Education program:

  • Are grounded in theories of wellness, holism and development
  • Involve community engagement and are informed by an understanding of systemic context and multicultural theory
  • Focus on the core elements of an effective helping relationship
  • Emphasize self-awareness, personal development and experiential learning

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Program Information

This 36-credit program results in school counseling certification.





Required Credit Hours


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