MSED: Counseling: School

Learn how to use your passion to support teachers in addressing needs of students

With a masters in school counseling from UT Martin, you will have the proper skill set to support teachers and other school personnel as well as parents in addressing the needs of students related to academics, career preparation and personal growth. The 100% online program has earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as an advanced degree program within the Department of Educational Studies, and is currently seeking accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Whether you are completing the endorsement track or the full degree track, you will be eligible to earn Tennessee licensure as a school counselor.

Program Highlights

Full Degree Program - 60 credit hours

  • Earn your master's degree in school counseling by fulfilling the requirements for licensure as a school counselor in Tennessee. If you live in a state other than Tennessee, you may be eligible to transfer this license to your state, or we may can help you meet the requirements directly for your state.

Endorsement Program - 24-27 credit hours

  • If you have previously earned a master's degree in counseling or education, you may be eligible for the school counseling endorsement program. Completion of this program satisfies the requirements for school counseling endorsement in Tennessee.

Academic Program Requirements

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“UT Martin has such a close-knit community surrounding the campus and it offers so many opportunities within the classroom as well as outside the classroom. There are always events planned for everyone attending UT Martin, so there is always something to do. ”
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Because we’re part of the University of Tennessee System, UT Martin allows you to take advantage of one of the lowest costs of attendance in the state. And with small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios, you won’t just be another face in the crowd—you’ll be a valued member of the Skyhawk community.


The University of Tennessee at Martin is a vibrant learning community that combines big-school opportunities with a friendly, small-town feel. Take advantage of top-quality academics that will give you the support you need to soar.

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240 Gooch Hall
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238