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Message from the Director of School Counseling

Hello and welcome to the University of Mount Union school counseling page. This interdisciplinary major is one that is housed in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. While students will primarily be taking courses in psychology, the major is designed to incorporate coursework and practical experiences from the sociology, education and intervention specialist programs as well. This major was created as a result of interest from students who wanted to work in educational settings without pursuing a traditional K-12 classroom teaching degree.

The University of Mount Union’s school counseling major is designed to prepare students for the next step in becoming school counselors. Students will build a solid foundation in addressing the academic, social and career development needs of students by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and encourages student success. Through real-world experiential learning opportunities in school counseling, students will gain the valuable hands-on knowledge required to lead a meaningful and successful career in school counseling. From pursuing a variety of counseling positions in the K-12 setting to working in counseling positions in higher education, Mount Union’s school counseling degree will allow the students the flexibility to focus on their particular area of interest.

Please feel free to browse the school counseling site to learn more about the post baccalaureate requirements for becoming a school counselor and the school counseling major at the University of Mount Union. If you have further questions, feel free to contact me at torokse@mountunion.edu.

Best wishes in your future academic endeavors,

Sarah Torok-Gerard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience