- Holds a completed master’s degree from an approved program in school counseling education, or
- Holds a completed master’s degree in counseling and have completed graduate level school counseling coursework in each of the areas listed below. A letter grade of “C” or higher is required.
- Philosophy and principles underlying guidance and other pupil personnel services;
- The theory and practice of counseling, including work with exceptional and culturally diverse students;
- Educational and psychological measurement;
- Career development theory including career planning and decision-making techniques and the use of occupational and educational information;
- Understanding the individual (i.e., the nature and range of human characteristics);
- Group counseling and group guidance processes;
- Research and evaluation;
- Elementary, middle, and secondary school counseling; and
- Has successfully completed at least 300 hours of supervised school-based field, practicum or internship experience as part of the degree program. The field experience may also be met by one of the following:
- Completion of a degree in school counseling from a program approved by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) or holds a valid National Certified Counselors (NCC) credential issued by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC); or
- Have completed two or more years of full-time teaching experience or one year of full-time experience as a school counselor; and
- Has achieved a passing score for the DC-required school counselor content exam or has passed a comparable exam in another state where an active school counselor license is held.
Required Documents to Submit