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Do you know what kind of degree is needed in Florida for school guidance counseling?

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Asked by janetv Thursday Apr 30th 2009 in Online Degrees
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To become a school counselor in Florida you will need:

(1) Plan One. A master's or higher degree with a graduate major in guidance and counseling or counselor education which includes three semester hours in a supervised counseling practicum in an elementary or secondary school, or

(2) Plan Two. A master's or higher degree with thirty semester hours of graduate credit in guidance and counseling to include the areas specified below:

(a) Three semester hours in principles, philosophy, organization and administration of guidance,

(b) Three semester hours in student appraisal including administration and interpretation of standardized tests,

(c) Three semester hours in education and career development information practices and systems,

(d) Three semester hours in learning, personality theory, and human development,

(e) Three semester hours in counseling theories and individual counseling techniques,

(f) Three semester hours in group counseling and guidance techniques,

(g) Three semester hours in consultation skills and techniques for conferring with groups such as agencies, teachers, and parents,

(h) Three semester hours in legal, ethical, and current issues affecting school counselors,

(i) Three semester hours in specialized counseling techniques for use with elementary or secondary level special populations such as exceptional students, dropouts, and minorities, and

(j) Three semester hours in a supervised counseling practicum in an elementary or secondary school.

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