Department of Counseling & Psychological Studies

Ujima Center for School Counseling Scholars

Unlock Your Potential

Become a Mental Health Leader in Your School 

The Ujima Center for School Counseling program trains you to become a culturally responsive school-based mental health counselor who demonstrates evidence-based, culturally affirming, and sustainable practices. You will work with students from nearby school systems and learn to be sensitive to their needs. At Bowie State University, you will develop evidence-based counseling techniques that teach you to better serve underrepresented school systems. 

Why You Should Apply

  • Reduced tuition: Covers a least 75%.
  • Free textbooks: Covers the cost of textbooks up to $500 a year.
  • Free laptops: Provides laptop set-ups to all participants.
  • Paid internship: Provides a stipend as you complete your internship and practicum.
  • Paid membership fees: Pays membership fee for the American School Counselor Association and Maryland School Counselor Association.

As a counseling graduate, you will:

  • Be prepared to work with students across all school levels (PreK-12).
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate data-driven school counseling programs for all students.
  • Understand individuals through a multicultural global perspective while incorporating their economic, psychological, and social differences.
  • Uphold ethical and legal standards, while respecting the diversity of all individuals.
  • Utilize technology and research to enhance awareness of educational, career, emotional, social, cultural, psychological/cognitive, and physical development.