Job Requirements for School Counselors
Throughout the day, school counselors work directly with students and coordinate with school administrators and teachers. They must feel passionate about supporting the multifaceted needs of the students in their school or district. To be successful, they should also be effective communicators and collaborators to ensure each student gets the services they need.
School counselors must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, earn a master’s degree in School Counseling from an accredited institution, and pass all necessary state certification and licensure exams to be eligible to work.
PTS has Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) opportunities available for new school counselors the provide clear guidelines, supervision, observation, and feedback.