M.Ed. in School Counseling
The M.Ed. degree program in school counseling is a practitioner-oriented program that is committed to developing school counselors well-equipped to be in the service of youth in an increasingly pluralistic society. A central goal of the program is to prepare culturally sensitive professionals who think critically and base their practices on scholarly inquiry. The interaction between graduate students and faculty provides opportunities for mentoring and increased professional development. The principles taught within the classroom are also integrated into the everyday experiences of students enrolled in the program. The M.Ed. degree program in school counseling is approved to lead to the School Counseling Endorsement under the Professional Educator License (PEL) by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Also graduates of Loyola's program are eligible to apply for licensing as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois.
The Counseling Psychology Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.