(Bismarck, ND) — The University of Mary is receiving a six-million dollar grant from the Department of Education to support school counselor education. The school will use the grant over the next five years to train graduate students to be mental health counselors in K through 12 schools. Rural North Dakota schools are experiencing a shortage of mental health professionals, with some having no counselors at all. The North Dakota Legislature mandated in its last session that each public K through 12 school have one counselor for every 300 students.
UMary Awards Grant To Train School Counseling Students