Master of Education in School Counseling – Career Outlook

Elevate your career while guiding students toward success.

The online Master of Education in School Counseling at Our Lady of the Lake University builds upon your current skills as an educator and enables you to provide students the needed guidance to help them understand their potential and reach their goals. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be ready to assume your role as a well-trained, well-educated, influential school counselor in the state of Texas.

Individuals who hold a Master of Education in School Counseling have a bright future ahead of them, with the Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicting job growth for school and career counselors to increase by 12 percent within the next 10 years.1

Your Career as a School Counselor

On a daily basis school counselors may provide individual and small group counseling to identify any issues, assist with class scheduling, problem solve with students and administrators and help students prepare for pertinent exams. Guidance counselors may help students prepare for the SAT and ACT exams and elementary, middle and high school exams like AIMS testing, and provide college counseling and career guidance to navigate the future ahead.

School counselors are integral to preparing students for the college admissions process, helping students compose essays and resumes and writing letters of recommendation. Youths benefit from counselors who can match their interests with job possibilities and occupations. School counselors play an instrumental role in setting students on the right path for a successful future.

Where Do School Counselors Work?

School counselors work in a variety of educational settings including public, private and charter institutions. Individuals have the option of working throughout the K-12 system in elementary, middle or high school institutions. While most school counselors spend the majority of their time helping students in a school office environment, counselors often engage with other departments or classroom settings or even find employment at the school district level.

Learn More

Prepare to make an impact on your career and help lead students down the right path with Our Lady of the Lake University’s online M.Ed. in School Counseling. Call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admission representative or request more information.

1http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/school-and-career-counselors.htm