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We are accepting applications for fall semester. Classes
begin August 24, 2015.
438 Old Main
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
Frequently asked questions
School counseling ESA certification home •
Admission requirements •
How to apply •
Tuition and fees •
Financial aid and scholarships •
Degree requirements •
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Q: Do I have to have a Master's degree to be admitted
to the program?
A: Yes, a masters degree is required. This is a certification
requirement. Those without a master's degree wishing to earn ESA
certification should apply for our MED program Guidance and
Q: Does my masters degree have to be in education or
A: No, your Master's can be in any area, as long as it was
awarded by a regionally accredited university.
Q: Do students qualify for federal financial aid,
given it is a certification and not a degree program?
A: Yes, students in the post-masters Certification Only
programs do qualify for federal financial aid at the graduate
level. Please note that the only federal aid available for
graduate level work is unsubsidized Stafford loans.
Q: Do I have to take the GRE for admission?
A: No, the GRE is not required for the post-master's
Q: Can I complete the 400 hour internship while
working at my full-time job?
A: While it may be possible, it can difficult and can take a
good amount of time. It is important to discuss the details with
the faculty advisor to see if this is feasible in your specific
Q: Is this program offered at the JBLM campus?
A: No, this program is only offered at the main campus in
Q: When are classes usually scheduled?
A: Classes are typically offered in the evenings from 6:00 -
8:50pm, with each class offered one night a week.