Welcome to School Counseling Program
School Counseling Program Description
Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
The School Counseling Program prepares professional counselors to work in elementary, middle, and high schools in a diverse, complex society. Graduates are prepared for K-12 school counseling upon completing the program and have a foundation in the theory and practice of comprehensive school guidance, professional identity as counselors, appropriate skills for counseling children and adolescents, and awareness of school culture. They are also aware of the importance of professional standards, recognize the importance of lifelong learning for themselves, and are prepared to contribute to professional literature through research and actively participate in, and contribute to, professional organizations.
Recognizing that most states currently do not require teaching experience for school counselors, the program, working collaboratively with area schools prior to and during field experiences, includes emphasis on developing instincts about the culture of schools, including raising awareness of existing social, cultural, economic, political, and pedagogical realities. Students usually represent a variety of undergraduate majors. Upon graduation, they are qualified for school counselor licensure in the state of Indiana, although not all stay in the state to practice.
SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM/STUDENT OUTCOMES
(a) number of graduates in the past year (11);
(b) completion rate (100%);
(c) licensure or certification examination pass rate (82%);
(d) job placement rate of students/graduates (100% overall, 56% school counselor-specific)
Class sizes are often kept small as faculty provide individualized support to students toward academic success. Also, a majority of our graduate students have opportunities to earn funding through assistantships within the program and/or college.
For more information:
Dr. Eric Green