The School Counseling Program emphasizes education in the science and practice of counseling and specifically in the specialization of school counseling.
Our Program’s training and education plan is based on five overarching goals:
Goal #1: Science. Produce graduates who understand and apply inquiry skills to issues that relate to the science of counseling and professional practice as a school counselor.
Goal #2: Practice. Produce graduates who have the requisite knowledge and skills for entry into the practice of school counseling.
Goal #3: Individual and Cultural Diversity. Produce graduates who have the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to address issues of human diversity (defined broadly) and multiculturalism and who are capable of advocating for the needs and issues of underrepresented and underserved populations.
Goal #4: Professional Identity and Development. Produce graduates whose professional identity is that of a school counselor and who have developed the knowledge and skills that facilitate entry and a subsequent career in the profession.
Goal #5: Ethics, Professional Standards, and Legal Issues. Produce graduates who consistently apply the highest accepted standards of ethical and professional conduct to their work.