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CHRD-School Counseling (M.S.)

Students who successfully complete this 60-credit hour specialization will earn a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Resource Development specializing in School Counseling.

The School Counseling plan of study is designed to prepare students for endorsement/certification as a school counselor in the state of South Dakota. Should the student seek endorsement in another state, it is that student's responsibility to meet any additional requirements by that particular state.

This program specialization is accredited by CACREP. The following statement is intended to identify the specific endorsement for students entering School Counseling: Upon successful completion of the core requirements, and those of the School Counseling specialization, and with the successful completion of the comprehensive written and oral examinations, graduates are endorsed as having constructed entry level knowledge and as having met appropriate skill acquisition to be recognized as professional school counselors. Students in the School Counseling specialization are also responsible for having taken supporting area courses which supplement or enhance their chosen specialty.

Career Opportunities

  • School counselor

For more information about this program, please contact Dr. Hande Briddick (Brookings campus) or Moneik Stephens (Rapid City campus).


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