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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 Outcomes

  • Number of graduates in the past year: 11
  • Program completion rate: 98%
  • 98% of students are successful in passing the National Counseling Exam in their first attempt. (School counselor licensure was recently implemented in the state of Indiana. Data on licensure examination pass rate will be available in the spring.)

  • 100% job placement rate for program graduates
  • 6 to 8 students in each incoming class
  • 100% of our students who have sought funding (assistantships that have tuition waivers and stipends) have received funding during their time in our program (2011-present)

For more information:

Dr. Eric Green                                           
Program Director                                                      
(765) 494-9739                                                         
email: ericgreen@purdue.edu