Meghan Taylor recognized her passion for helping people in third grade.
Fast forward to today and Meghan is the first graduate of Loras College’s master’s of School Counseling program and is a K-12 school counselor for the Benton (Wisconsin) School District.
While earning her bachelor’s degree in communication studies at University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, Meghan regularly returned home on weekends to help her mother teach fourth graders. It was during that time she dedicated herself to serving as a counselor to school children and looked to further her education.
“I was thrilled when I heard that Loras was starting a School Counseling program,” Meghan said. “Before Loras, the only other school counseling program was two hours away.”
Taylor was also able to continue her full-time job and attend night classes.
Loras introduced its graduate program in school counseling in fall 2016. The two-year program includes seven core courses in psychology and three clinical courses in school counseling. The curriculum, taught by faculty in both the psychology and education fields, is designed to meet the professional competencies necessary to apply for licensure.
“I had an excellent experience at Loras,” Meghan said. “The teachers, especially my advisor, truly cared and went the extra mile to help me succeed.”
She also hailed small class sizes, individual attention and the ability to work closely with classmates who became reliable resources in the school counseling field.
“I will always be grateful to Loras. Thank you for helping me enter a profession I love!”
Visit https://www.loras.edu/academics/graduate/school-counseling/ for more information.