School Counselor (Professional Licensure)


Students who have completed a master’s degree in school counseling or who have completed the Standard License—School Counseling under the Post-Master’s, Non-Degree License Program may be admitted to the Professional License—School Counselor Program.

Subsequent to receiving the Standard (initial) License, the student must complete five years of experience as a school counselor in accredited schools and 18 credit hours of course work as approved by the advisor. Courses are to be completed from four of the following areas: evaluation and accountability; consultation; advanced practicum; statistics; research and accountability; supervision of counseling programs; strategies for developing and expanding human potential; program management; and family counseling. No more than six credit hours may be taken in any one category.

Required Courses

In addition, all educator licensure programs and related school programs at Indiana State University are accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits. On-campus degree-seeking students may be eligible for special scholarships for residents of Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and the Midwest Consortium.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Department of Applied Clinical and Educational Sciences
Indiana State University
812-237-2729 (FAX)


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.