Welcome, from the Program Coordinator!
The School Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), providing students with
nationally recognized standards of excellence in training toward becoming professional school
counselors. Successful completion of the program qualifies you for K-12 licensure as a school counselor in
Minnesota and the foundation for pursuing licensure in other states as well. Graduates receive a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling. Over 90% of program graduates find work as school counselors, with others often pursuing and obtaining
related helping profession occupations.
The School Counseling Program is the longest existing counseling program at St. Cloud State University and has a proud tradition of more than 40 years of preparing highly qualified helping professionals ready to serve K-12 students. Program faculty strive to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively deliver comprehensive school counseling services in a school system. The program emphasizes the importance of using a developmental approach, multicultural competence, and interpersonal skills in the provision of school counseling services. Additionally, the program has a long tradition of working closely with practicing school counselors, especially during student internships, to ensure that students are prepared for an ever changing society and educational environment.
The program is designed to be engaging, enlightening, and rigorous in order to best prepare
students for professional school counseling as it is a field that requires strong preparation and
commitment. Students successful in completing this program will have demonstrated excellence as
a school counselor-in-training and leave ready to help all children succeed in school and life.
Please feel free to browse the information on this website and the related links to learn more and
should you have questions feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 320-308-5280.
Bill Lepkowski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and School Counseling Program Coordinator