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School Counselor Education 

Utah State’s Department of Psychology has a nationally accredited master’s degree program for School Counselor Education. This program is designed to prepare students for professional licensure in school counseling and job opportunities in K-12 school counseling positions. Students are trained in subjects including behavior and education assessment and intervention, ethical and professional standards, individual and group counseling, career development and college and career readiness. Students receive hands-on experience through practicum and internship experiences in private and public K-12 schools.

Beginning Fall 2022, the program will be offered across the state of Utah via a web-based live, interactive, hybrid format with classes offered via Zoom, broadcast, or online asynchronous. Broadcast centers are available across the state of Utah at 32 USU sites, this is variable based upon the geographic location of accepted students.

The USU School Counselor Education program is designed to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional students with part-time evening programming. Following coursework, students are required to complete a 600-hour internship in a
-12 setting. More information on the course offerings, days and times, can be found on our program resources page.


Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

Utah State University is governed by the State Board of Regents and has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) since 1924. The NWCCU is “an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions” (

The program is fully accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and is approved by the Utah State Office of Education and most other states.

Annual Accreditation Report


Student Spotlights

Emily Mendoza

Emily Mendoza

Emily Mendoza wants to ensure that every student has access to support.

Justin Bassett

Justin Bassett

Senior, Justin Bassett, turned his passion for psychology into a passion for helping kids find their inner potential.

Jens Nielson and family

Jens Nielson

Jens Nielson transitioned from another career to pursue a second master's degree and become a school counselor.