Professional School Counselor Licensure

The Utah State Board of Education sets the licensure requirements for professional school counselors.

Applicants for a Professional Educator License in School Counseling for the state of Utah who have attended an institution in-state and who are not licensed in school counseling must meet the following requirements:

  • Earn a minimum of a master's degree in school counseling from an accredited institution in Utah
  • Pass the PRAXIS 5421 Test with a score of 164 or higher
  • Receive a recommendation for licensure from the university in which the program was completed. A recommendation from an in-state program qualifies candidates to receive the College and Career Readiness Certificate upon licensure based on adherence to R277-921-3: Incorporation of College and Career Readiness Certificate Program Standards Document

Disclosure of Educational Requirements for Licensure by State

USU’s MEd program in Professional School Counseling adheres to the training standards of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).  Given the varied and changing requirements across jurisdictions, we have not determined and cannot assure that graduates will meet all requirements for licensure in all states or territories.  You are encouraged to become familiar with relevant state licensing laws and discuss your curricular plan with the program director and advisors.     
This program meets requirements in Utah. 
USU has not determined if the program meets requirements in other states and territories: AK, AL, AR, AS, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, GU, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MP, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UM, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.