How to Become a School Counselor in Wyoming

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 Wyoming.

Academics: (Option 1) Master’s degree in school counseling and guidance or (Option 2) A master’s degree with at least 30-semester credits in sanctioned school counseling and guidance coursework.

Experience Requirements: (1) Admissibility for a license to teach and 2 years of successful teaching experience; or (2) An sanctioned one-year full-time internship in school counseling or (3) a minimum of 2 years of experience as a counselor in an assigned position of one-half time or more OR (4) 3 years of experience in a human services setting.

Assessment: Candidates are required to demonstrate knowledge of the US Constitution and the Wyoming Constitution either through coursework or an exam

Is an Institutional Recommendation Needed?: No

Licensure: K-12

Licensure Reciprocity: Yes

Criminal Background Investigation: Yes

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board

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