Program at a Glance

The Counseling Program prepares graduate students to work as professional school counselors in diverse K-12 school settings. Upon graduation, students will have a Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.), which contributes to their professional license qualifications. CACREP accredited since 2016.

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  • Small class sizes, evening class meetings, customizable degree plans.
  • Direct and frequent interaction with faculty members.
  • Located just outside the Twin Cities, we have classes at the main River Falls campus.
  • Diverse graduate student learners from many professional backgrounds.
  • The 2021 CACREP Outcomes Report for our school counseling program shows that 18 students graduated from the program during the 2020-2021 academic year (1), and, of the students who choose to take the exam, 100% passed the Praxis Exam (Praxis II exam is not required for licensure in Wisconsin or Minnesota) (2). Overall, 98.5% of students complete the program within the expected time period (3). Data from 2020-2021 reveals that of our graduates seeking school counseling employment, 100% obtained positions as school counselors (4). Over the last 5 years, 96% of our graduates have obtained school counseling positions when seeking such positions. 
  • 2021-2022 Accomplishments Magazine
  • Check out our latest UWRF Program Improvement Plan- Program Audit and Review Assessment Report.



Upcoming Events

  • Interested in becoming a School Counselor? Prospective graduate students in school counseling and school psychology are invited to join us at our next Department Open House on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (6:00 to 7:30 in the Wyman Education Building). The Wyman Education is identified as building #19 on this map (specific room TBD; follow signage upon entry to building). Current faculty and current students will be present to answer questions and provide tours. No need to RSVP- just show up!


  • Zoom Open Houses- Drop in and chat with Dr. Baker and others! Click the link during one of the times below, stay as long as you like!
    • Stay tuned for new dates!

Facebook Live events! Go to our Facebook Page (UWRF School Counseling Program) to watch previous videos on many program topics like tips for applying and options for paying for graduate school. Post comments, questions, invite friends, and share on your own Facebook page!


Emails to Dr. Baker ( are welcome at any time!


Contact Us

Caroline Baker
Counseling Program Director
224 Wyman Education Building