For those of you interested in becoming an international school counselor, here is some information to help you get started:
First off you should know that there is no “one” international school counseling Credential that you need to have to work in international schools. Schools vary in what they require, and can hire, in their country according to their school policies and government regulations. If you are interested in being a school counselor, we can best advise you to seek out the credentials you require in your home country. Also note requirements can vary based on the state (for the United States), country (UK, Australia, Ireland, etc) and province (Canada, for example).
Please note: There are some international programs where you can receive a Certificate (which is not the same as a Counseling Credential and may not allow you to work back in your home country should you return) or get a Master’s in Counseling.
Below are some of the programs we can recommend, or know are recognized internationally. Again, it is not necessary that you go through one of these programs below. If you have a School Counseling Credential or Counseling Masters (or similar) from your home country or state, this is often what schools are looking for.
Below are some links that you might find useful:
Find a Counseling Job! Contact one of the following recruiting agencies to start the process: