Become an advocate for all students supporting their academic, career and social emotional needs.
Advocate for Vulnerable Students
At Capital Seminary & Graduate School, we realize the desperate need for expertly trained Christian professionals to serve in our nation’s schools as school counselors. That’s where you come in.
If you want to make a real difference in the lives of students, consider becoming a school counselor. Our M.Ed. program is founded on a Christian view of persons (called the Integrative Psychotherapy Model) and is an ideal fit for educators, parents of school‐age children, and recent college graduates. When you study at LBC | Capital, you’ll enter the field with over 600 hours of field experience in the elementary, middle, and high school settings – because we believe in ensuring that you, our student, are well-equipped for your future.
The program is delivered in a blended format, combining the convenience of online learning, without sacrificing important face-to-face interactions gained from classroom instruction. But that’s not all the makes us unique. Through our program, you can:
*In the past, school counselors were called guidance counselors.
“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.
48 credit +12 more credits to qualify for licensure in PA
Get an overview of Capital Seminary & Graduate School’s counseling programs, hear from our faculty and students in the counseling programs, and see if LBC | Capital is where God is leading you.
Melissa Boas, M.Ed.
Director of Professional School CounselingRead Bio
B.S. – Mansfield University (I grew up there) Major – Psychology, Minor Criminal Justice
M.Ed. – Millersville University – School Counseling
M.Ed. – Neumann University – Social Emotional Learning
In doctoral studies at Neumann University
Supervisory Certification – Millersville
Principal Certification – Neumann
Dr. Ryan Kuehner
Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and Director, M.A. in Professional Counseling (PA)
“Arguably the most encompassing demonstration of the commonalities between professional counseling and God’s Word can be seen in Christ’s declaration ‘…but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.’ This not only informs the work we do and the way we teach, but also who we are and who we become.” — Dr. KuehnerRead Bio
Gary Troxell, Ed.D.
“My teaching style and design is purposed towards assisting my students to incorporate a Biblical worldview, with an integrationist perspective, in order to utilize the Book of God’s Word and the Book of God’s Works to seek Him further and to serve. The role of the Professional School Counselor in the schools is critical to removing barriers to learning, and to seek change in educational systems to improve the education for all students. I am committed to provide the best training for our students.” — Dr. TroxellRead Bio
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Widener University, Chester, PA
M.Ed. in Secondary Administration, Widener University, Chester, PA
M.Ed. in Professional School Counseling, Kutztown University
B.S. in Music Education, Messiah College
Associate Dean for Student Development & SuccessRead Bio
M.Ed.S.C., Lancaster Bible College
MA in Sports Management, California University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Lancaster Bible College