M.Ed Program in Educational Counseling

Program head: Dr. Ina Ben-Uri

Educational counseling is an applied scientific profession that forms part of the assistance system in schools, accompanying the developments processes of individuals and of the organization and the mutual relations between the two. The educational counselor helps the student as an individual, and the school as a system, to achieve function in an optimal manner and to make their most of their potential. The educational counselor is an internal mental health agent within the school who maintains a systemic perspective and seeks to promote the general wellness of the students, staff, parents, educational organization, and community. The counselor serves as a liaising function with a systemic perspective within the school and between the school and the community. The counselor’s professional orientation includes the entire school population, while recognizing different and changing needs. The educational counseling profession has existed in Israel for over 50 years and is characterized by constant development and rapid change.

Master’s degree studies in Educational Counseling at Beit Berl College

The M.Ed program in Educational Counseling at Beit Berl College has been running for 40 years and has acquired a strong reputation for training educational counselors. Alongside longstanding experience, the program is constantly renewed and updated, setting social and value-based goals, and continuing to lead training in the field of educational counseling.

The studies lead to a master’s degree (M.Ed) in Educational Counseling.

Goals of the program

  • To develop and training professional and proactive educational counselors who will serve as leaders in the education system and other organizations.
  • To train a counselor who holds clear professional perceptions regarding their work as a function responsible for the general wellness (mental, social, and academic) in the organization.
  • To train counselors who integrate the therapeutic approach and the systemic-organizational approach.
  • To train counselors who identify future objectives and needs and supervise processes of growth and development of the individual and the organization.


  • The program is constantly developed and updated in order to meet the goal of training counselors aware of themselves, their attitudes, and their professional values who are committed and passionate about their profession.
  • The program has a professional and trained faculty that believes in nurturing and accompanying the process of development of the professional identity of every student and of the learning group.
  • The program places a strong emphasis on guided practical experience throughout the training period and on preparation for professional work in the field.
  • The program includes a unique training model that accompanies and emphasizes the student’s practical experience throughout the training period.
  • The program inculcates capabilities, tools, and counseling skills for work with diverse students, educational team, families, communities, and the education system as an organization.

Who is the program intended for?

  • Teachers and educators who hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees in various fields.
  • Teachers with a B.Ed or M.Ed in special education and graduates of B.Ed programs in educational counseling.
  • Candidates with an bachelor’s degree in subjects such as psychology, social work, behavioral science, sociology, criminology, youth advancement, nursing, and clinical communication.

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