New Hampshire - School Counseling Staff Qualifications: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State laws recommends minimum certification standards that include advanced coursework and graduate degree requirements for counselors and completion of a practicum or internship.

New Hampshire Administrative Rules Ed 507.07 School Counselor.

(a) An individual shall have the following entry level requirements to be a certified school counselor:

  • (1) Have completed a state board of education approved school counseling collegiate program at the master's degree level or higher; or
  • (2) Have acquired the competencies, skills, and knowledge of a school counselor through:
    • a. Completion of courses related to school counseling at the master's degree level or higher and completion of a counseling internship in a public school setting; or
    • b. Experience in comparable positions in school counseling or other master's level or higher professions closely related to school counseling.
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