Online Master of Education in School Counseling – FAQs

Does this program qualify me for any certifications?

Yes, upon completion, you will be prepared to sit for the National Counseling Certification (NCC), the Licensed Professional Counseling Certification (LPC) and a school counseling certification (check your state's requirements http://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/careers-roles/state-certification-requirements).

Where does the practicum have to be completed?

With permission of the program chair, you may qualify to do your practicum in your current school district or place of your choosing.

Do you need to have two years of teaching to sit for the certification?

Check your individual state's requirements here.

Why is this program 48 hours instead of 36?

It is 48 hours in order to meet the requirements to sit for the LPC certification.

What are the admissions requirements and application procedures for this online graduate degree?

Visit the Admissions Overview page to learn more about the admissions requirements.

How do I attend online classes?

As an online student at Our Lady of the Lake University, you will not need to log on at the same time every day. You can access your coursework online anytime, as long as you complete assignments by the due dates your professor designates. When you log on, you will have access to a variety of learning resources and have many opportunities to interact with your professors and fellow classmates.

What types of learning support will I have access to if I need help with my online studies?

As a student in the online Master of Education program, you will have access to a diverse and knowledgeable faculty that brings years of classroom and real-world counseling experience to each lesson. Faculty members are available via email and phone. In addition, you’ll have access to an adviser as well as 24/7 technical support.

Is financial aid available for the online school counseling program?

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information about qualification and the application process.

More Questions?

Please request more information or call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions adviser.