How to Become a School Counselor in Utah

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 Utah.

Academics: Completion of an accredited counselor education program.

Experience Requirements: Finished a sanctioned 600-hour field experience (400 hours if the candidate has completed 2 or more years of successful teaching experience sanctioned by USBE licensing).

Assessment: Praxis

Is an Institutional Recommendation Needed?: Yes

Licensure: K-12

Licensure Reciprocity: Yes

Criminal Background Investigation: Yes, Utah is a member of the Compact for Interstate Qualification of Educational Personnel

Utah Department of Education/school counseling

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