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K-State Today

October 24, 2016

College of Education offers graduate program in school counseling at K-State Olathe

Submitted by Patrice Scott

The College of Education announces the availability of its school counselor program at the K-State Olathe campus facilitated by its award-winning faculty.  

Enrollment for the Master of Science in school counseling in Olathe opened Oct. 20 and classes begin in January 2017. The master's program is 24 months and was designed to accommodate working professionals, chiefly educators or anyone with a bachelor's degree looking to change careers. While no graduate entrance exams are required, admission requirements include a 3.0 GPA, letters of recommendation, resume and statement declaring the student's goals and objectives. 

According to Judy Hughey, associate professor of special education, counseling and student affairs, courses will be delivered via a mix of online and on campus, and a faculty member will either teach the onsite courses in Olathe or from Manhattan via Zoom.

"We are excited about having a cohort present at the Olathe campus primarily because we see a need to address the counselor shortage in Kansas," Hughey said. "This is an opportunity to make our program more accessible and prepare professionals for what I believe is one of the most rewarding careers in education."

The school counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, or CACREP.

For more information about the master's program, please visit our website or contact Hughey at Jhughey@k-state.edu or 785-532-5527. Also, find us on Facebook for the latest information.