The Master of Arts in School Counseling program at UT Tyler prepares proficient, creative, and multi-culturally competent school counselors to: (a) assume an active role in counseling, consulting, and leadership, (b) promote academic excellence and equal learning opportunities for all students, and (c) base their work on a fundamental understanding of comprehensive developmental school counseling programs, including methods of planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Program graduates are prepared as systemic thinkers who demonstrate competence in fundamental counseling skills, work from a theoretical counseling perspective, and are considered competent in the use of current research in the practice of professional school counseling.
Six associate degrees are available for online students at Brigham Young University – Idaho. Students can earn an associate of science in administrative assistant, web design and development, computer programming, family history research, business management, and general studies. Online programs follow the same format and learning objectives as traditional on-campus programs. Students interact with peers and instructors through online chat programs and email. All students must take an online orientation course prior to starting the program to help put them on the path to success and graduation.
Founded as a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, LSU is known for its extensive research. What may be less known is the outstanding elementary education program. The School of Education offers two undergraduate programs in teacher education: Early Childhood Education PreK-3 and Elementary Education 1-5. All education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); the Early Childhood Education program is also accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) by adhering to the organization’s Professional Preparation Standards. One of the advantages of choosing LSU for elementary education is their cohort-style training. Students learn, collaborate, plan, and reflect in cohorts as they move through the program. The personal relationships and power of collaboration offer advantages not otherwise experienced, not to mention networking that may last a lifetime. Also notable is the student teaching experience. Showing LSU’s commitment to this vital component of teacher preparation, the requirements far surpass the state minimum. The return on investment makes financial sense as well. LSU’s net price is $13,500 and the average early salary comes in at $49,500.