School Counseling with Certification

  • MEd in School Counseling Information Session

    May 20, 2015
    6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

    IUP main campus, Stouffer Hall, Room 109, at 6:00 p.m.

    May 28, 2015
    5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

    IUP Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center, Building 4, Suite 900, at 5:30 p.m.

    Learn more about the MEd in School Counseling program from professor and program coordinator Dr. Robert Witchel or the department chairperson, Dr. Claire Dandeneau.

    To register, visit Register for an Information Session, e-mail , or call 1-412-824-1999.

  • This program prepares students to become Pennsylvania-certified school counselors.

    Program Features

    • Take your courses on a part-time, evening basis one evening per week: Thursdays for the cohort beginning fall 2015, from 4:45–7:20 p.m. and from 7:20–9:50 p.m. at the IUP Pittsburgh location.
    • Take your courses with a cohort, where you will build and maintain a supportive professional and academic network by moving through your sequence of classes as a group.
    • Learn from doctoral-level IUP faculty members who are researchers, practitioners, and teachers in their areas of expertise.
    • Accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

    Program information and course descriptions can be found online in the Graduate Catalog.

    Admission Requirements and Applying

    Applications are being accepted for Full Consideration Admission until March 18, 2015.

    Applications are being accepted for Late Admission until June 24, 2015.

    Submit the following items to the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research:

    • Application form: Apply online
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
    • Signed and dated statement of career and academic goals. Specific goal statement guidelines for applicants to the School Counseling program are available as a PDF: Goal Statement Guidelines
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, even if a degree was not earned from a particular institution.Note: A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required.
    • $50 nonrefundable application fee

    After reviewing completed applications, individuals selected by the Counseling Department are required to attend an admissions workshop as the final step in the admission process.

    More Information

    Request information online, e-mail program coordinator Dr. Robert Witchel (, or call the IUP Department of Counseling at 724-357-2306.