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 2022 CACREP Outcomes Report for our school counseling program shows that a) 26 students graduated from the program during the 2021-2022 academic year. Overall, 88% of students since 2015 completed the program within the maximum time period of 7 years (b). Of the students who chose to take the exam in the past year, 100% passed the Praxis Exam (Praxis II exam is not required for licensure in Wisconsin or Minnesota) (c). Data from 2021-2022 reveals that of our graduates seeking school counseling employment, 100% obtained positions as school counselors (d). Over the last 5 years, 96.6% 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? Please join us for one of the upcoming events:
    • Zoom Open Houses- Drop in and chat with Dr. Baker and others! Click the link during one of the times below.
      • December 14 12:00-1:00pm
      • December 21 4:30-5:30pm
      • January 19 7:30-8:30pm

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Contact Us

Caroline Baker
Counseling Program Director
224 Wyman Education Building