can you get a masters in psychology with a b.s. in education

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  1. traeh

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    Say someone wanted to switch from teaching to counseling (either school or marriage counseling) and they currently held a B.S. in Education. If they got their M.S. in Psychology, would that be sufficient to become a counselor? Anybody know? Can you switch careers like that?
     
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    Don't know what its like in PA. In California, I don't think an M.S. in Psychology would work. The course work would need to meet specific state requirements. And FWIW the requirements for a counselor are different than for a school psychologist.
     
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    To go into counseling you would get a MS in counseling. At least that is how it works in Texas. My BS in interdisciplinary studies but now I'm working toward my counseling degree with an emphasis in school counseling.
     
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    I think it would probably work, but you might have to take a bunch of prerequisite undergrad courses. I'm really not sure, though, just supposing and suggesting that it's worth looking into. Perhaps discuss it with the admissions advisors of a graduate school that you would consider.
     
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    You would have to take a lot of prequisite undergraduate courses first, but it is possible.

    But why would you want a Masters in Pyschology? To be a school counselor, you need a degree in Counseling.
     
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    Hey!!! I know in California you can get your degree in anything and get your masters in Psychology. But no matter what you have to pass an exam to be considered a psychologist. You can get an internship at some places without passing the exam and working on or just have your MA in Psych. :)
     
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    P.S. When I was talking, I was speaking for an actual psychologist (marriage and family or a school district psychologist or any other type of clinical psychologist), not a school counselor
     
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    Where I live you can, but I would suggest going to or calling the university you want to get your MS at and asking them. If they say no, call another university that is nearby. All universities have different prerequisites so you have to go to them if you really want an answer.
     
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    I know in Texas you can but you have to have 2 years of teaching experience before becoming a school counselor.
     

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