Counselor Credentials

Counselors in the Dubuque Community School District are highly trained and prepared to help students succeed.

In Iowa, professional school counselors obtain a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. The district’s counselors complete coursework relevant to the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels. This coursework includes: social and cultural foundations, fostering of relationships, group work, career development, education, post-secondary planning, assessment and evaluation, professional orientation, school counseling skills, classroom management, curriculum, and learning theory.