How to Become a School Counselor in Indiana

In America, today’s school counselors do a lot more than their predecessors. It may be hard to tell from the outside looking in, but they help teachers and staff handle various issues, counsel parents, and sometimes play a crucial part in shaping education policy. They are a pivotal part of the student success equation, and they help schools create supportive and safe environments for students.

Want to become a school counselor in the United States, but want to know how? Don’t worry; the Edvocate has your back. Check out this guide that we created explaining how to become a school counselor in Indiana.

Academics: Obtain a master’s degree in school counseling or relevant field or, if degreed, complete course work in a counseling program from a college sanctioned by the board to offer such a degree.

Experience Requirements: The candidate must successfully complete all field experiences set forth by the university and the counselor education program in the content and developmental levels. CPR and suicide training are also required for an initial license.

Assessment: Yes, for the initial license

Is an Institutional Recommendation Needed?: Yes, must recommend for certification.

Licensure: Pre-K–12

Licensure Reciprocity: Yes, with conditions

Criminal Background Investigation: Yes

Indiana Department of Education/school counseling

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