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School Counseling program in the Department of Advanced Educational Programs
meets the requirements of the Kansas State Department of Education. Since state
licensing requirements vary from state to state, additional requirements for
these positions will depend on the requirements of your state department of
education. The following are the steps you need to take to receive your license
as a School Counselor in the state of Kansas.
Fort Hays State University will verify your graduate degree for the
Kansas State Department of Education after you have completed the Master’s of
Science in Counseling, emphasis in School Counseling and you have a total of 45 graduate hours.
a Conditional Counselor License:
Each applicant for a conditional school counselor license shall submit to
the state board the following:
a Professional School Counselor LicenseEach applicant for a professional school counselor license shall submit
to the state board the following:
The candidate must apply for a ‘Professional School Counselor License.’
This is KSDE Form 19 ‘Application for Kansas Upgrade from Conditional School
Counselor License to Professional School Counselor License’ available from the
FHSU Licensure Office. Return the completed form to FHSU Licensure Office, Rarick
Hall 220, with a $36 application fee.
The Professional School Counselor License application is sent to KSDE by
FHSU Licensure Office. KSDE will mail the license directly to the candidate.
Allow KSDE 4-6 weeks for processing the application.
For questions related to
licensure, applicants are advised to contact the Licensure Specialist in the
College of Education and Technology, Rarick Hall 220, 785.628.4542.