About this Program 

Expand your Skills  

Our two-year master’s program in School Counseling prepares you for a career as a professional counselor in the K-12 school setting. It also provides you with the professional training to:

  • Develop your individualized theory of counseling through a process of self-discovery and personal growth
  • Build a valuable professional network of supportive colleagues
  • Integrate competency-based and Washington State best practices into your practice
  • Develop a professional portfolio of practical experience
  • Engage in self-discovery, personal growth and development
  • Support student achievement in the areas of personal, social, academic, and career development in K-12 schools

Develop your Career

Our School Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Through multi-media instruction, we prepare counselors who are:

  • Prepared to serve as advocates, educators and leaders
  • Adept at strengthening individuals, families and communities
  • Creative
  • Productive
  • Socially just
  • Service-oriented leaders in the counseling profession

Extend your Reach

You will be learning with and from a diverse group of people, as our rich learning environment exposes you to the experiences of your classmates and expert faculty. Successful completion of the program leads to Washington State Educational Staff Associate (ESA) Residency Certification for employment in K-12 schools.

Our Faculty

Robert Mckinney

Robert McKinney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education; Director of Clinical Mental Health

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Elisabeth "Lisa" Bennett, Ph.D.

Professor, Counselor Education

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Mark A. Young, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counselor Education; Director of Marriage and Family Counseling

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Curtis Garner

Professor, Counselor Education

Melanie Person

Melanie Person, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education; Director of MOC Canada

Addy Wissel

Addy Wissel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Chair, Counselor Education; Director of School Counseling

School Counseling


Job Placement


NCE Exam Pass Rate (2023)


Graduates (May 2023)


Program Completion Rate