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Do you have to have a teaching degree to be a guidence counselor?

Asked by talljasperman (21744points) March 13th, 2014

If yes… what is a similar career path that doesn’t require a masters degree? For example can I start my own private school with out a charter in Alberta? Maybe on YouTube like the other schools are dong?

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To be a counselor you need some education beyond a bachelor degree. In the US one needs a teaching credential beyond bachelor degree or a degree in education, plus to be a school counselor you need to have a counseling credential.

To open a school of any sort, to get students you need to be accredited, otherwise a diploma doesn’t mean anything. Accreditation is along drawn out process to review the complete operation of a school.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Try Life Skills Coach Training….no prerequesites required just $900.00 +.
Courses like these everywhere (YMCA) etc.

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