Emporia State University

The Teachers College

School Counseling


Campus Box 4003

1 Kellogg Circle

Emporia, KS 66801

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - School Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The purpose of the school counseling program is to prepare counselors to function at the elementary, middle, or secondary school level. There are three ways to enter the school counseling program.

1. Applicants holding a Professional teaching license in accord with school counselor licensure                    requirements in Kansas;
2.  Applicants who have a degree in a counseling-related field discipline who enroll in the Restricted Licensure program; or,
3. Direct Entry (formerly Parallel Pathways) is an initiative developed by the Kansas State Department of Education. The requirements of teaching license and one year of teaching experience are waived under this legislation, allowing applicants with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline to enter a master’s program in School Counseling.  Additional requirements Direct Entry Candidates must complete an additional 70 clock hours of field experiences in schools to meet KSDE School Counselor license requirements. Completion will be prearranged with program faculty to occur during enrollment in program coursework.

Persons wishing to pursue a master's degree in the department are required to make application through the Graduate School as well as be admitted by the department. Applicants should complete all of the necessary admission requirements prior to, or during, their initial enrollment in courses in the department.

The department, which is housed in The Earl Center, 1601 State St., has a state-of-the-art counseling clinic which includes digital audio-visual equipment, individual and group counseling session rooms, and other facilities essential to the preparation of counselors.



International Student Requirements:

For international student admissions, please visit our International Education web site.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 48

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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