State Certification Requirements for High School Counselors

Each state has slightly different requirements for Counselors.

Most public school systems require advanced-degree courses that include the following topics:

  • Human growth and development
  • Theories
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Social and cultural foundations
  • Testing/appraisal
  • Research and program evaluation
  • Professional orientation
  • Career development
  • Supervised practicum
  • Supervised internship

The American School Counselor Association has published a summary of each states requirements in one place. Here is the link: