College of Education

School Counseling Program

Butler University has been preparing professional school counselors for more than five decades and program graduates are employed in almost every district in the greater Indianapolis area as well as throughout the state and country. Faculty are active in the profession at the state and national level, which has led to a nationally known reputation.  The program initially became CACREP (Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited in 1998 and continues to meet national standards including those by the American School Counseling Association.  The program is experiential and emphasizes a theory to practice learning environment.  New clinical space with state of the art technology enhances the supervision process and maximizes learning opportunities.

Our program has partnerships with a local non-profit organization to assist grieving children and a local high-risk inner city school. Our counselor education faculty is committed to respecting diversity and similarity within ourselves, our graduate students, and the K-12 students our graduates are being prepared to serve. We encourage, promote, and respect diversity in the counselor education curriculum and in the knowledge, skills and attitudes expected of our graduate students and alumni.