Degree Outcomes MS in School Counseling

Master of Science in School Counseling

What You'll Learn

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Learning You Can See

In addition to grades and ongoing feedback from your instructors, you will be able to visualize your progress in each of your courses.

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • Apply the ASCA National Model, School Counselor Competencies, and Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success to the practice of school counseling.
  • Communicate with sensitivity, understanding, and respect in all professional interactions.
  • Apply the American Counseling Association and the American School Counselor Association Codes of Ethics to professional behavior and the practice of school counseling.
  • Think critically and write effectively in the school counseling discipline and professional practice.
  • Deliver culturally, ethnically and life-style sensitive individual and group counseling services to students in school settings.
  • Apply brief counseling and child and adolescent theories and research to school practice.

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The Counselor Education Unit Mission Statement

The Counselor Education Unit prepares adult learners committed to leadership, advocacy, and service to become professional counselors and counselor educators. Through our competency based curriculum and comprehensive assessment program we ensure all learners have the knowledge and skills necessary to become practitioner-scholars. Our graduates are then prepared to serve a diverse population of clients across a variety of therapeutic settings and situations. We prepare our doctoral learners to serve as scholar-practitioners committed to the ethical practice of administration, teaching, supervision, and leadership in the counseling profession.

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