How to Become a School Counselor in Kentucky
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 Kentucky.
Academics: Master’s degree in guidance counseling from a sanctioned program.
Experience Requirements: Not for provisional license; (1) one-year teaching or (2) 2 years as a full-time school counselor and 3 to six additional graduate credits needed for a standard license
Is an Institutional Recommendation Needed?: No
Licensure Reciprocity: Yes, Candidates with certification in other states can satisfy the teaching experience requirement with 3 years of experience as guidance counselors. A practicum experience at the secondary or elementary level for one year is needed before employment.
Criminal Background Investigation: Yes, at the local school district level.