Frequently Asked Questions
Who enrolls in the Program?
Many of our students are persons who are presently teaching; however, we also have group home employees, nurses, ministers, health educators and homemakers who are working toward obtaining a master’s degree. One does not need a teaching credential to enroll in the program. Having the teaching credential may make a difference in obtaining a position as a school counselor, however. Some districts require or prefer that their counselors also have a teaching credential.
How many students are in Program?
The program has approximately 60-70 part-time students enrolled. Class enrollments are limited, averaging 15-20 students. This allows one-to-one assistance, particularly for skill development, and facilitates getting to know other students and the professors.
When are the courses offered?
Courses are offered during the late afternoon (4:30-7:10) or evening (7:20-10:00) hours. Our goal is to offer every course twice per year. However, this is subject to enrollment and budget fluctuations, so that in some years, a course may only be offered once.
How long does it take to complete the Program?
Typically, students in the program enroll in two courses each semester and take four years to complete the program. However, some students enroll full-time and complete the requirements in two and one-half to three years.