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, and, of the students who choose to take the exam, 100% passed the Praxis Exam. Overall, 98.5% of students complete the program within the expected time period. Data from 2020-2021 reveals that of our graduates seeking school counseling employment, 100% obtained positions as school counselors. 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 

We are now offering in-person and online open house events! Online open house events are an opportunity to meet virtually via video call. Open houses are an opprtunity to ask questions about the program, hear testimonials, and interact with current students, applicants, and program faculty. 

  • Interested in becoming a School Counselor? Join us in an Open House!
  • 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!
    • August 9, 3:45-4:15pm
    • August 30, 9:30-10:00am
    • Wednesday Evenings in September:
      • Sept. 7, 7:45-8:15pm
      • Sept. 14, 7:45-8:15pm
      • Sept. 21, 7:45-8:15pm
      • Sept. 28, 7:45-8:15pm
  • In-person Open House
    • When? Next one will be late Fall 2022- stay tuned!
    • Where? Walker D. Wyman Education Building. Park in the surrounding neighborhoods for free or in metered lots on campus. Here's a campus map:
    • What? A time to meet current faculty and students to learn more about our programs.
    • How? You can join the open house at any time during this event and stay as long as you find helpful. Please wear a mask as it is required in UWRF buildings.

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