School Counseling in Orlando

With 207,000 students in 191 schools1, Orlando’s public school system is Florida’s fourth-largest. The area has a high cost of living2, but overcrowding in Orange County public schools3 could affect students’ ability to receive the education they need to perform well academically.

Pre-K-12 students in these areas need school counselors to help them define their academic goals and stay on track when facing adversity at school and at home.

The average annual wage of a school counselor in Florida is $53,3004.

Between 2016 and 2026, employment opportunities for school counselors in Florida are projected to grow 18 percent5, more than the national expected change of 13 percent6.

How to Become a Certified School Counselor in Orlando

To pursue employment in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, or any other city in Florida, you must first become certified as a school counselor in the state. The Florida Department of Education sets the standards for school counselor certification and evaluates all applicants. The minimum educational requirement is a master’s degree in school counseling. Resources for Florida licensing board can be found on NYU Steinhardt's Professional Licensure page.

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By earning your master of arts in Counseling and Guidance online, you receive an NYU education without having to attend classes on campus. The program is delivered by the esteemed Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares you to work effectively with diverse students.

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1 Orange County Public Schools, About Us Return to footnote reference
4 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, 21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Return to footnote reference