Program Overview

The school counseling profession is dedicated to leadership and advocacy for students in the areas of personal/social, academic, and career development. Professional school counselors deliver comprehensive counseling experiences for students from pre-schools to college campuses with data based methods that create optimal achievement for all students.

The primary goal of the Master of Science degree in School Counseling at UW-Stout is to provide a solid core of skills and practical training to enable the future counselor to work with many diverse individuals and populations with respect to age, religion, abilities, sexuality, race and cultural heritage.  School counselors focus on improving academic achievement and removing barriers to success for students in a proactive manner.

School counselors can expect  to work with children and their families, teachers, school psychologists, community agencies and other pupil service providers as a part of a supportive team. School counselors should possess strong communication skills, an ability to organize and multi-task, have engaging interpersonal skills and a desire to help youth.

The School Counseling program at UW-Stout offers a combination of daytime, evening, online and summer courses as a part of their degree program. We admit full-time and part-time students twice per year.

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UW-Stout's School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.


The school counseling program prepares students for the certification exam required by the state of Wisconsin for employment in the public schools. Graduates from UW-Stout often find employment outside the state. UW-Stout’s School Counseling program is also nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. CACREP’s mission is to promote excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of counseling and related educational graduate programs.