School Counseling

School Counseling applicants do not need a teaching/education degree to apply to the program. All undergraduate degrees are eligible to apply.

The UNI School Counseling program has an outstanding reputation based on long-standing tradition. Our highly energetic faculty are extensively involved in research, practice and professional service at the local, state, regional and national levels.

Graduates of this program will have the knowledge and skills to implement a comprehensive, sequential, developmental program as described in the National Standards for School Counseling Programs. A teaching certificate and teaching experience are not required, but non-teaching majors must take two additional hours of coursework to meet state department requirements.

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#1 in the Nation

UNI is one of the most established programs nationally to prepare K-12 and Elementary School Counselors.

Community Focused

UNI Counseling students dedicate a mandatory 700 practicum hours to communities throughout the state of Iowa.

Grounded in Wellness

Our program is grounded in a wellness philosophy and prepares students to work in multidisciplinary teams in the field.

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Counseling Program
235 Latham Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0332

Linda Davis
Secretary II, Counseling
Phone: (319) 273-6414

Darcie Davis-Gage, Ph.D
Division Chair & Program Coordinator of Counseling
Clinical Coordinator of Mental Health Counseling
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 273-4243