students taking notes in classStudents completing this program are prepared to design and implement comprehensive, developmental school counseling programs. Additionally, graduates are prepared to carry out the functions identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the job description of the school counselor. Currently, the demand for licensed school counselors is greater than the capacity of all of the counselor education programs in North Carolina combined. Surveys indicate the likelihood that this need will continue to increase.

Hiring Statistics

  • 97% of graduates seeking employment in the helping professions (or doctoral studies) were placed within 4 months of graduation
  • 19% hired before graduation in PSC positions 64% hired within 4 months of graduation in PSC or CMHC positions (58% as PSCs: 6% as school-based therapists)
  • 10% hired in other helping relations field after 4 months (e.g., outdoor education, wilderness therapy programs, student affairs on college campuses)
  • 3% pursued doctoral studies (100% of those seeking doctoral studies were accepted into programs)

Survey Data

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