School Counseling (M.Ed)

Campbell University offers a CACREP-accredited M.Ed. in School Counseling as well as a licensure-only certification program for those with a Master’s Degree in Counseling but without certification.

Please note specific deadlines for the School Counseling program:

  • Completed applications for Spring start are due no later than August 15th.
  • Completed applications for Fall start are due no later than March 1st.

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The 60-semester-hour School Counseling program will prepare you to fulfill the diverse roles required of school counselors both as a theorist and practitioner in a multicultural society. You will be prepared to develop comprehensive school counseling programs aligning with the ASCA National Model and to collaborate with parents, school personnel, and others to assist students with academic, career and personal/social services.

Additional emphasis is given to the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills, critical thinking and decision making, appreciation of diversity, demonstration of professional ethical and legal practices, and an understanding of the educational process within the complex school environment. The examination of your personal values and experiences and your potential influence in a variety of counseling situations is encouraged.

Campbell University School of Education and Counseling Programs offer a supportive community for learning. We’re dedicated to promoting Christian values in an environment of intellectual curiosity. We care about nurturing the whole person and encouraging lifelong learning.

View Student Data and Outcomes for information about counseling students, including admissions and enrollment data, graduation, and PRAXIS and NCE exam outcomes.

School Counseling (K-12)

General Objectives

The school counseling student at the master’s degree level:

  • Studies a common core of knowledge in the areas of educational foundations, educational psychology, research methods, behavioral sciences and ethics.
  • Works to attain growth toward personal-social goals.
  • Develops specific competencies that will aid in carrying out his/her various roles as counselor, coordinator, and consultant.
  • Refines those personal qualities that are basic for effective counseling.

Specific Objectives

The school counseling student at the master’s degree level:

  • Develops the competencies needed to organize, administer, and supervise a guidance and counseling program.
  • Learns to apply group, individual, and vocational counseling techniques.
  • Develops knowledge of career information sources for educational, vocational, and personal-social counseling.
  • Studies methods of student assessment including the use of standardized tests.
  • Studies methods of consultation and learns to apply the principles involved.
  • Develops the ability to engage in student referral, placement, and follow-up – activities.
  • Develops understanding of abnormal behaviors and the social-cultural systems, which contribute to the development of such dysfunctions

Course of Study

Students enrolled in full-time studies can expect to complete the program in three years. Students must take courses during the summer in order to complete the program.  Courses are offered in the evenings with students typically registering for two courses per semester.  Please note that the start date for the program is the Second Summer Session of the first year. 

Candidates for the CACREP accredited Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in School Counseling must complete the following core courses (60 semester hours) for this program, which are designed to allow students to meet North Carolina School Counselor licensure requirements.

School Counseling Schema Sheet
School Counseling Graduate Program Course Formats
School Counseling Course Completion Schedule


For information about admissions and tuition for the M.Ed. in School counseling program, please contact the Graduate Admissions office at

For information about the CACREP accredited M.Ed. in School Counseling curriculum, please contact Dr. Devlyn McCreight at