School Counseling

The Master of Arts in School Counseling is designed to develop a professional who counsels with children and adults in elementary, middle, and high schools. Graduates from the University of Northern Colorado's School Counseling Program are qualified to accept counseling positions in elementary, middle, and high schools. Because our program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), graduates are eligible to become National Certified Counselors.

Learn More about the School Counseling Master of Arts program.

Locations
Credit Requirements 

63 Credit Hours 

Location Information

  • Greeley Campus

    The Greeley program is designed for students who are looking for a traditional graduate school experience. Classes are primarily offered once a week over the course of the semester. The majority of the courses are scheduled during the day (Monday through Thursday), and evening/weekend classes are the exceptions rather than the norm. Most students are full-time graduate students (taking 9 or more credits a semester); however, part-time enrollment is an option as well.

    An active chapter of the counseling honors society (Chi Sigma Iota) and Leadership

     

    Offer elective coursework in play therapy that can lead to the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential.

     

    Faculty members’ offices are primarily located on the Greeley campus.

     

    Access to a state-of-the-art training center, the Psychological Services Clinic that provides mental health services to UNC students and the community.

  • UNC Denver Center at Lowry

    At the Denver center, courses are all offered in a weekend format. These programs are designed to meet the needs of working professionals.

    Classes are offered in an intensive weekend format and students take one course at a time over two weekends, typically with a weekend in between. Courses are held Friday (4pm-10pm), Saturday (8am-5pm), and Sunday (8am-4pm). Most students are full-time graduate students (taking 9 or more credits a semester); however, part-time enrollment is an option as well.

     

    The Denver center is located in the Lowry/Stapleton area of Denver and courses are offered through UNC Extended Campus.

    Learn More about the Denver or Colorado Springs Program

     

    Earn the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) credential following graduation and requisite experience. 

    Participate in an active chapter of the counseling honors society (Chi Sigma Iota) and Leadership Fellows that are very much a presence on campus

    We host professional development opportunities for students, assisting with new student orientation, leading service events, and serving as liaisons with the faculty.

  • Colorado Springs Center 

    The Colorado Springs program is designed for students who are looking for an intensive graduate school experience. Most of the students in the Colorado Springs program work full-time in addition to taking classes.

    Classes are offered in an intensive weekend format and students take one course at a time over two weekends, typically with a weekend in between. Courses are held Friday (4pm-10pm), Saturday (8am-5pm), and Sunday (8am-4pm). Most students are full-time graduate students (taking 9 or more credits a semester); however, part-time enrollment is an option as well.

    The Colorado Springs center is in northern Colorado Springs and courses are offered throughUNC Extended Campus.

    Learn More about the Denver or Colorado Springs Program

     

    Earn the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) credential, at the Denver/Lowry Center, following graduation and requisite experience. 

    Participate in an active chapter of the counseling honors society (Chi Sigma Iota) and Leadership Fellows that are very much a presence on campus.

    We host professional development opportunities for students, assisting with new student orientation, leading service events, and serving as liaisons with the faculty.