School Counseling in Raleigh-Durham

In 2014, Forbes ranked the Raleigh-Durham area the number one area to raise a family due in large part to the high quality of its 183 public and charter schools1. Even though student achievement is high, there is a growing need for school counselors to help students meet their academic goals as they continue to develop both academically and socially.

As a counselor in a Raleigh-Durham school, you can help students reach their potential as they progress through their pre-K-12 education and prepare for college and/or career.

The median annual wage of a school counselor in North Carolina is $48,5902.

The need for school counselors in North Carolina is expected to grow 133 percent between 2016 and 2026.

How to Become a Certified School Counselor in Raleigh-Durham

The certification requirements for school counselors working in the Raleigh-Durham areas and cities across North Carolina are set by the North Carolina State Board of Education. To become certified, you must meet various educational and professional criteria, including graduation from an approved master’s degree program in school counseling. Resources for North Carolina licensing board can be found on NYU Steinhardt's Professional Licensure page.

Why Counseling@NYU School Counseling?

Without requiring you to attend classes in New York City, Counseling@NYU enables you to earn an esteemed master of arts in Counseling and Guidance degree. The online program offers a rigorous, accredited curriculum that prepares you to work effectively with students from a range of backgrounds, including those for whom English is a second language.

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