The Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester has a scholarship program to make its school counseling programs more affordable and attract students to serve in area K-12 schools as counselors.
The guaranteed 50 percent school counseling scholarships will help to address a statewide shortage of school counselors by preparing quality graduates to provide K-12 students with the guidance and socioemotional support they need to succeed in school and life.
“Deeply rooted in social justice and K-12 education, the Warner School is in a unique position to help close this gap by attracting and inspiring a new generation of passionate, talented school counselors who are committed to not only impacting the success of individual students, but also school systems at large,” said Anand Marri, incoming dean of the Warner School. “I am pleased to be able to lead the Warner School through a new era as we continue to look for ways to support our students and to partner with, and invest in, K-12 schools across the region.”
Students starting a master’s program that leads to state provisional certification in school counseling at Warner in 2019 will be guaranteed a minimum 50 percent tuition scholarship, if they can commit to at least two years working as a school counselor in a U.S. school upon graduation. Applicants should apply by the Jan. 15 and March 15 admissions deadlines.
Academic success is difficult to achieve when students are struggling with more basic needs, as is the case for many students in urban schools. Counselors support individual students, and foster an inclusive and supportive school climate. Few schools are served by an adequate number of school counselors.
Graduate students in the school counseling program at Warner can participate in the “turnaround” of an urban school through internships at East High School, where students can experience best practices that helped transform this urban school. Warner students can pursue an advanced certificate in urban teaching and leadership for no additional credits, if interested.
Call (585) 275-3950 or visit bit.ly/2zWHMs1 for information.