Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Students
College of Education

M.Ed. in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling

Serve the Need of Children and Youth with Your M.Ed. in School Counseling

Wilmington University’s master’s program in elementary and secondary school counseling blends theory and practice to prepare individuals with 21st century school counseling skills. The master’s in school counseling degree emphasizes research, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, counseling strategies, and advocacy skills. WilmU’s open admissions policy offers broad access to this flexible, affordable program.


Intensive Preparation Under the National School Counseling Model

WilmU’s school counseling degree program is grounded in the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Model, as well as the ASCA’s Ethical Standards for School Counselors. Employers value this training because it fulfills State Department of Education requirements. We are proud that 9 of the last 10 Delaware School Counselors of the Year are WilmU graduates.

Choose the School Counseling Master’s Program That Suits Your Career Goals

You may choose from two options. Graduates of the Certification track are eligible for state licensure as a school counselor in public, private or charter schools. The Non-Certification track is designed for those who wish to work with children/youth in positions outside of a K-12 school setting that do not require state licensure, such as at state or nonprofit agencies, mental health settings, group homes, etc.

Learn From Experienced School Counselors and Grow Through Meaningful Field Work

You’ll learn theory and methodologies from faculty who are active leaders in elementary and secondary school counseling and ensure course content is relatable to the challenges facing today’s counselors. Rigorous, hands-on coursework paired with a two-semester internship ensures that you’ll be job-ready on Day 1 of your counseling career.


The M.Ed. in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling program at Wilmington University is CAEP Accredited The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Minimum GPA of 3.0 and passing score on PRAXIS II required for degree.
15 courses 51 total credits

$1,431 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit graduate degree course taken at our
Wilson Graduate Center or online. Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your master's degree.

WilmU Industry and Career Outlook

Graduates of WilmU College of Education programs are well-prepared for their careers.

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC, 2018

100% of Principals/Supervisors indicate WilmU’s graduates are most prepared in designing instruction/learning experiences that account for individual differences and ensuring a safe and inclusive learning environment.

91% of Principals indicate that WilmU’s teacher preparation programs prepare graduates to actively pursue, reflect upon, and use professional development opportunities, coaching, and/or mentoring to improve teaching practice.

91% of Principals indicate that graduates from WilmU’s teacher preparation program are fully prepared to work effectively with students from diverse communities, different cultures, and those living in poverty.

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WilmU afforded me the opportunity to experience and explore different avenues in education, which has helped guide me toward my goal of positively influencing the lives of young people. — Matthew Eskridge
Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Matthew Eskridge Testimonial

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