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 and received the NCACES Innovative Counselor Education Master's Degree Program Award in 1999. Our program is based on long-standing tradition and is delivered by highly energetic faculty who 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 2 additional hours of coursework to meet state department requirements (see program planning sheet for non-teaching majors).
#1 in the Nation
Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program was the first accredited program in the nation. We were also one of the first programs nationally to prepare K-12 and Elementary School Counselors.
Our students have the opportunity to work in and be of service to the Cedar Valley, with our practicum students working in the Waterloo School District and Unity Point Health.
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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235 Latham Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0332
Secretary II, Counseling
Phone: (319) 273-6414
Darcie Davis-Gage, Ph.D
Division Chair & Program Coordinator of Counseling
Clinical Coordinator of Mental Health Counseling
Phone: (319) 273-4243
Fax: (319) 273-7096