Help others live their best life

A caring counselor can do tremendous things for individuals or families experiencing difficult times. Our graduate program in school and professional counseling is a top-ranked, award winning program that focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit.

Cost Per Credit$630
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Counseling Psychologist
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Program Overview

This program allows you to learn from instructors with a wealth of experience in small classes full of students who share your passion for positively impacting the life of youth. This program embraces faith’s role in the counseling process and equips you with both a practical skill set and a deeply rooted sense of respect for those you interact with.

Academic Community Partnership

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible. This is not only an exclusive partnership; we simply believe in providing opportunities to increase teacher capacity, improve leadership development, and impact student success.

Benefits of the Academic Community Partnership include:

  • Partner with a local university that has an excellent academic and ethical reputation
  • We come to you – meet with our team to customize a program or professional development that fits each districts’ unique needs
  • Meet educational objectives and enhance faculty expertise with highly respected, fully accredited programs in a wide range of graduate degrees, licensure programs, and technology options
  • Face-to-face cohorts or diverse online programs to meet your busy schedule. We provide expert instructors and consultants and draw on research-based practices through our rigorous accredited programs
  • Professional development connected to university credit
  • Receive $450 per eligible graduate course or $150 per eligible adult accelerated course


What to Expect

Upon completion of this program, not only will you earn a master’s degree with the potential for licensure (make arrangements with your state licensing agency if you are outside WI), you will emerge with a greater sense of empathy as well as a feeling of empowerment as you continue your professional journey. Students who desire licensure in another state must contact their state department of education for details about whether or not this coursework will meet state requirements. Students from outside of Wisconsin may earn the Master’s degree without teacher licensing. Graduates will feel confident in their skill sets and fully competent to shape other’s lives in a positive way. Most of all, you’ll experience the excitement of embarking on a fulfilling and rewarding career as a professional counselor.

Concordia University's Graduate Counseling Program prepares its graduates to be ethical servant leaders who value the diversity of God's children and embrace social justice with compassion. Graduates help others to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in mind, body, and spirit. Graduates of the professional counseling program will:

  1. Integrate evidence based counseling theories, techniques and interventions into professional practice.
  2. Adhere to professional and ethical standards
  3. Actively engage in self-reflection and lifelong learning
  4. Serve clients according to their unique diverse needs
  5. Help clients to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in mind, body and spirit
Concentrations / Specializations

Graduates who have completed specific coursework are eligible for the SAC-IT (Substance Abuse Counselor – In Training) credential through WI DSPS.

A Christian Counseling certificate is also available for those who wish to gain skills with additional coursework.

Licensure / Certifications
The professional counseling program track is an approved program by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and leads to a LPC-IT endorsement. The school counseling program track is an approved program by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for endorsement of a #7054 School Counseling license. K4-12 License.

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Master of Science in Education - School Counseling Licensure (DPI #7054) or SAC Professional Counseling License program is available at the following:

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