Graduate Programs /
Master of Arts in Education (Counselor Education)
Students are impacted by more than what happens in the classroom. This exciting time of life can bring with it personal, social and academic pressure, and at times students can feel overwhelmed, wondering how to move forward. With a Master of Arts in Education (Counselor Education) from Capital, you can serve as a trusted guide and help them achieve academic and personal success during their journey of self-discovery. Our graduate counselor program will prepare you to play a vital role in helping them make sense of their world inside and outside of school. Designed for working professionals, our unique program combines the convenience of online courses and on-campus classes with personal interaction with your professors and your faculty adviser.
Through coursework that merges theory and best practices taught by highly respected professionals in the field, you can obtain the requisite knowledge and understanding you need to reach, advise and counsel today’s diverse, socially wired student population. And through the program’s school counseling practicum and school counseling internship, you’ll be putting your training and research to work where it matters — in real schools with real students. Your course of study culminates in a Capstone Research Project designed in concert with your faculty adviser and reflecting your professional interests, goals and aspirations.
If you’re interested moving from the classroom or changing careers altogether, you can obtain an MAEd in School Counseling in as few as two years. And you don’t need an undergraduate degree in teaching to enroll, but can gain entry with a bachelor’s degree from any accredited institution of higher education. As a graduate of the program, you will be eligible for licensure as a Professional School Counselor by the Ohio Department of Education and will be prepared to work in public and private K-12 educational settings.
Capital’s renowned teaching faculty includes both distinguished professors and researchers as well as working educational professionals from throughout central Ohio and across the state. In learning from them and working alongside them, you’ll be joining a vibrant network of established educators you can turn to for guidance, career opportunities and insight for years to come.
The first step toward your MAEd in Counselor Education degree starts with an information session offered on the Capital campus where you can meet personally with faculty and staff. While our information brochures and website provide lots of vital information, they can’t replace the personal interaction available through these invaluable live encounters. So take that next step. Come to campus. Ask questions. Get answers. Find out if Capital’s Master of Arts in Counselor Education is right for you.