Eastern University's School Counseling program is designed to equip master's level students to 1) collaborate with teachers, families and administrators to support student learning, mental health wellness, and social-emotional learning, 2) provide career, college and academic advising at all grade levels, 3) develop, conduct, assess, and evaluate classroom guidance programming and school-wide positive intervention programming, 4) implement prevention services that promote student growth, and, 5) monitor intervention programs through effective research and evaluation practices. This program is designed for students who are interested in obtaining the School Counseling Certification (PK-12).

Program Details


The MEd in School Counseling is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of August 2014 through August 2025.  Learn more about the benefits of MPCAC accreditation.

Minerva Perez
“Eastern's staff put me at ease with the process and thought of going back to school 10+ years after graduating with my bachelor's degree.  The teachers were very passionate, and the courses in the school counseling program were carefully designed to prepare us for the field. Because of the preparation received from the school, I landed a job as a school counselor 6 months before graduation on an emergency certification. ”

Minerva Perez, MA in School Counseling '17

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State Authorizations

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.