Adam Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor of Counseling; School Counseling Program Chair; School Counseling Mental Health Initiative Program Chair
Master of Arts in Counseling (School Counseling)
The MA in counseling (school counseling concentration) degree is designed to train clinically competent school counselors who are able to integrate Christian faith and school counseling education in K-12 school settings, as well as prepare them to meet requirements for licensure and endorsement in the state of Colorado. The program is accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) which provides recognition that the content and quality of the program have been evaluated and meet the standards set by the school counseling profession. Students in this program also take part in our Personal Formation Program as they grow during their time at Denver Seminary.
Denver Seminary’s school counseling concentration is unique in its clinical focus on training students to meet the increasing mental health counseling demands in schools. The school counseling concentration is informed by the research and results of The School of Counseling Mental Health Initiative (SCHMI). The SCMHI is conducting school-based mental health research in collaboration with public, private and charter schools to address the emerging needs and trends in the field of school counseling.
This degree will prepare students to demonstrate the professional knowledge and skills necessary to address mental health with a clinical background and to promote the academic, career, personal, and social development of all K–12 students. Students will examine the history, philosophy, and trends of school counseling while focusing on assessment, counseling for individuals, groups, families, and career counseling and consulting. Additional attention is given to prevention and intervention strategies, programming, and ethical and legal guidelines.”
How Can I Use This Degree?
- Pursue school counseling licensure in the state of Colorado
- Provide clinically informed school counseling in public and private K-12 school systems
Where is the Master of Arts in Counseling (School Concentration) offered?
How many credit hours is the Master of Arts in Counseling (School Concentration)?
64 credits total, with 60 credits of counseling
How long does it take to complete this degree?
3 years (full-time study)
What Courses Will I Take?
See each course you will take in these programs by reviewing our degree worksheet and academic catalog:
Program Assessment Report for 2020-2021