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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Join One of the Best Professional School Counseling Programs in the Nation

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The Professional School Counseling Program is designed to prepare the individual for Minnesota state licensure as a K-12 professional school counselor in an appropriate school setting.  Emphasis is placed upon the counselor’s role as a counselor and consultant to children, teachers, and parents; as a human development and behavior specialist; as a front-line mental health referral agent; and as a vital component in enhancing the academic success of all students through the maintenance and improvement of the learning climate in the school.  The counselor learns appropriate use of appraisal and research instruments to supplement the counselor-consultant role.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato, Professional School Counseling Program is known across the state, region, and nation as one of the finest school counseling programs available for individuals interested in working with children and adolescents in K-12 educational settings. Through intensive clinicals featuring state-of-the-art digital technology for analysis of developing counseling skills, coursework, research endeavors, dedicated faculty experienced in the field, and a year-long internship process, the MSU Mankato PSC Program provides students with the education necessary to make its graduates relevant and highly sought in the job market.

MSU Mankato PSC Program graduates are transforming and redefining the type services that effective school counselors must provide in 21st century schools. MSU Mankato PSC Program graduates serve in K-12 and postsecondary settings throughout the United States and in international settings. Employers actively seek MSU Mankato PSCP graduates because of the quality of services they provide to clientele.

Please note: Due to special circumstances, the Professional School Counseling Program is extending the normal admissions deadline and is still accepting applications for admission for the 2019-20 year.