Types of School Counselor Jobs
School counselors serve students in various settings, including public, private and charter schools. Graduates of Denver’s Master of Arts in School Counseling program are prepared to serve all P–12 students within elementary, middle or high school settings.
Elementary School Counselor
As an elementary school counselor, you will help students gain the necessary skills to build a strong social and academic foundation, while building awareness of the world of work. You will work with parents, guardians and other educational professionals to highlight individual strengths, identify areas of improvement, and address any unique needs or behavioral challenges. Additionally, you will implement curricula that addresses the developmental and academic needs of students.
Middle School Counselor
School counselors are a key resource for students entering young adulthood—a critical and dynamic period of personal change and development. You will help students to embrace their interests and skills and to develop necessary academic and social skills during an exciting and challenging time in their lives. These students are just beginning to develop their own personal identities, and they need support from an empathetic and resourceful counselor to help navigate their changing needs.
High School Counselor
High school counselors serve as a vital resource for students as they mature and adjust to large life changes, including preparing for college or the job market and other postsecondary transitions. You will provide information and support for students while they consider and apply to colleges, training programs or internships, including resume writing, interview practice, and financial aid or scholarship information.