School Counseling
Pathway to Licensure

Personalized Attention.
Professional Growth.
Community Impact.

Thinking about a career change?
Have you completed a graduate degree and want to become a licensed School Counselor?

Learn how Loras College can help you achieve your goal!

Loras College offers a special non-degree graduate program of study designed for individuals who have already completed a graduate degree in psychology or a related field within the past ten years and are interested in pursuing coursework so that they may be eligible for licensure/endorsement for the Professional School Counselor credential.

The number of credits required may vary significantly from student to student and will depend upon prior graduate coursework taken (either at Loras College or at another institution).

Applicants should be aware that no federal financial aid exists for this coursework, though they may seek private funding options.

Loras College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the curriculum in this program is designed to fulfill the current course requirements for Iowa Board of Educational Examiners Endorsement for Professional School Counselor, but the license can also transfer to different states across the country.

Admission Criteria & Application Checklist

    Admission Criteria & Eligibility Information:

    • A minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (or 2.9 in the last 60 credits) is required for admission.
    • Completion of at least 12 credits in the behavioral sciences is required for admission.
    Application Checklist

    Before applying, interested individuals should consult with Dr. Kimberly Tuescher, director of the School Counseling program to determine which additional courses need to be taken to ensure that they meet the state requirements for licensure/endorsement in the field.  Dr. Tuescher can be reached at

    Non degree-seeking students will be held to the same academic and professional ethics requirements and program policies as degree-seeking students in order to maintain good standing within the program and to continue their coursework. 

    Questions? Let’s get in touch.

    Loras College Graduate Admissions
    Megan Henderson

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