Trusted and confident. Problem solvers and decision makers. Collaborators and consultants. That's a school counselor. Rooted in the Jesuit tradition, Xavier shapes school counselors willing to offer the individual attention, community building, and ethics and values that it takes to work in a school setting.
Since a majority of students are employed, class and curricular offerings are scheduled in the late afternoon, evenings, and weekends to accommodate student schedules.
All of our students complete a 600 hour internship under the supervision of a current school counselor. This type of experience makes connections for our students and prepares them to transition straight to a school counseling role upon graduation.
Each state has its own requirements in applying for and granting school counseling certification. That said, the Xavier School Counseling Program already meets the course requirements for Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, plus other states. To check all states, simply connect with our Office of Graduate Services.
Xavier school counselors are employed in elementary, middle, and junior high schools, as well as high schools and post secondary schools.
The School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).