WSU Counselor Education Assistant Professor Dawnette Cigrand participates with faculty and students in a group discussion.

School Counseling

The School Counseling program prepares program graduates for employment as PK-12 school counselors.  Successful completion of the program leads to recommendation for licensure as a school counselor in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Other states may have additional requirements for licensure. Please check the licensure law in the state(s) you intend to practice.

The coursework and training specific to the School Counseling program promotes social justice and is consistent with the Transforming School Counseling National Initiative. As a Companion School, the innovative training program at Winona State University prepares school counselors to meet the diverse and complex needs of students, faculty, parents and the systems in which they learn and live.

Through classroom and experiential learning opportunities, this 49-credit program teaches students to develop a comprehensive school counseling program using the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National model. This program is CACREP accredited.