Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy

School Counseling


We focus on building your interpersonal skills, multicultural competence, and knowledge base regarding child and adolescent development so you can best help K-12 students with academic, personal, social and career counseling.

Our on-campus clinical rooms are equipped with two-way mirrors, video recording technology, and other training tools to allow you to practice counseling under the close supervision of experienced counselor educators.

You’ll work closely with experienced and practicing school counselors in your internships to best prepare you for work as a school counselor in an ever-changing educational landscape.

Our students participate in state and national conferences, professional advocacy activities, and service in area schools gaining firsthand training and experience in the work of school counseling.

Our program is 1 of only 4 in Minnesota to earn accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Our program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. That ensures you receive an excellent education and aids in your ability to obtain licensure and employment as professional school counselors.

Here is our School Counseling Outcomes CACREP report.

Here is our School Counseling Program Annual Program Evaluation Report.

CACREP Accreditation

The School Counseling program at St. Cloud State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under 2016 standards. The accreditation runs through October, 2024.

See Our 2023 CACREP Vital Statistics