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School of Education

M.Ed. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 48-60 credits
School Counselor certification: 39 or 45 credits

The University of Alaska graduate counseling program prepares students to become culturally responsive, effective practitioners through course work and supervised internship experiences that emphasize an ecological perspective. Students who complete the school counseling track, a 48-credit-hour program, are eligible to be licensed as professional school counselors in Alaska. Students who complete the clinical mental health counseling track, a 60-credit-hour program, are eligible for licensure as mental health counselors, with additional post-degree requirements. Students who complete this track are eligible to work in community/mental health agencies or as private clinicians once licensed.

Students who complete either program track through distance education must complete COUN F634 and COUN F674 on the Fairbanks campus. These courses are offered in alternating summers.

Candidates for all School of Education programs are required to have a laptop computer and iPad. This computer may be of any type but must enable candidates to meet School of Education requirements. Laptop and iPad requirements and purchase information can be viewed on the UAF School of Education website. If you have questions about how a laptop or iPad purchase can fit into your current financial aid package, please contact the UAF Financial Aid Office.