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2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate School Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Counseling (campus and online options), M.A.

CIP Code:  131101

The mission of the school counseling program is to prepare school counselors who will demonstrate the professional knowledge skills and practices necessary to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all K-12 students.  The school counseling program provides students with all the curricular and supervised experiences required by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for NC licensure as a professional school counselor.  Students must successfully pass the Praxis II specialty test in school counseling in addition to completing the 60 hour plan of study in order to be licensed by the DPI.  The program may be completed either on campus or online.  The program is fully accredited for online and campus instruction by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Programs (CACREP) and is an endorsed member of the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs (IRCEP).

The school counseling program has the following program learning outcomes.  The program develops school counselors who:

  1. Implement a comprehensive developmental counseling program that is data-driven in elementary, middle, and secondary schools based upon the ASCA National Model.
  2. Identify and evaluate the academic, career, and personal/social development of all K-12 students, including those with special needs.
  3. Apply legal and ethical standards related to school counseling and educational policy.
  4. Counsel with cultural competence all individuals and groups and advocate for an equitable school climate that removes barriers to effective learning.