Professional School Counseling

Master of Education in Professional School Counseling (MEDPSC)


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Why Earn a MEd in School Counseling through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Advocate for Vunerable Students

At Capital Seminary & Graduate School, we realize the desperate need for expertly trained Christian professionals to serve in our nation’s schools as school counselors. That's where you come in.

If you want to make a real difference in the lives of students, consider becoming a school counselor. Our MEd program is founded on a Christian view of persons (called the Integrative Psychotherapy Model) and is an ideal fit for educators, parents of school‐age children, and recent college graduates. When you study at LBC | Capital, you'll enter the field with over 600 hours of field experience in the elementary, middle, and high school settings - because we believe in ensuring that you, our student, are well-equipped for your future.

What Makes our Program Different?

The program is delivered in a blended format, combining the convenience of online learning, without sacrificing important face-to-face interactions gained from classroom instruction. But that's not all the makes us unique. Through our program, you can:

  • Earn your MEd in professional school counseling in as little as two years.
  • Graduate equipped for Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) PK-12 School Counseling Certification, which enables you to practice in public schools, Christian schools, or other privatized institutions of primary and secondary education.
  • Maintain your busy work and family schedules with convenient evening, weekend and online classes.
  • Learn under the tutelage of experienced licensed professional counselors.

*In the past, school counselors were called guidance counselors.

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” - Matthew 5:16

In This Program, Students Will…

  • Define ideas and concepts that distinguish the profession of counseling in general and of Christian counseling in particular.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish a helping relationship using basic counseling skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to make ethical decisions and take actions that are grounded in a thoughtful and comprehensive reasoning and decision-making process within the Christian worldview.
  • Lead and facilitate student and parent group guidance and counseling activities with an understanding of group dynamics and processes.
  • Develop the foundational elements of an ASCA National Model program and assess its relationship to the educational system.

Curriculum Plan

MA in Professional Counseling (48 Credits)

Biblical and Theological Studies: 12 Credits
Ministry Praxis: 9 Credits
Advanced Ministry Praxis: 21 Credits
Field-Based Experience: 6 Credits


View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Hear from a Student: MA in Professional Counseling

Hear from graduate student Kelly Wolfe as she shares about how LBC's counseling program gave her hands-on experience with counseling.

Meet the Faculty

Mr. Thomas F. Starr

Director, MEd in Professional School Counseling

"I love to bring together the best aspects of the educational process, helping teachers connect with students and helping students connect with learning." — Mr. Starr

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Dr. Ryan Kuehner

Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and Director, M.A. in Professional Counseling

"Hey, airplanes still take off in the rain" — Dr. Kuehner

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