Master of Science in Education: School Counseling

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Student Learning Outcomes

School Counseling Emphasis Program Objectives 

Students will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate self-care strategies appropriate to the counselor role
  2. Describe the effects of power and privilege for counselors and clients
  3. Describe how systemic and environmental factors affect human development, functioning, and behavior
  4. Identify strategies for advocating for diverse clients’ career and educational development and employment opportunities in a global economy
  5. Effectively use crisis intervention, trauma-informed, and community-based strategies, such as Psychological First Aid
  6. Effectively use ethical and culturally relevant strategies for designing and facilitating groups
  7. Effectively use ethical and culturally relevant strategies for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment and test results
  8. Describe the importance of research in advancing the counseling profession, and can effectively critique research to inform counseling practice
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of models of school-based collaboration and consultation
  10. Effectively serve in school counselor roles, as leaders, advocates, and systems change agents in P-12 schools
  11. Effectively design and evaluate school counseling programs
  12. Demonstrate effective skills to critically examine the connections between social, familial, emotional, and behavior problems and academic achievement
  13. Demonstrate the following dispositions: self-awareness, integrity, counseling orientation, respect for human dignity and diversity, and professional commitment