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Certificate in School Counseling (22 credits)


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop student professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions including: learning to communicate effectively; develop a greater self-understanding; learn and adhere to the legal and ethical guidelines of the profession; increase levels of multicultural competence; ability to work effectively with K-12 students, school personnel and parents; apply evidence-based best practices to school counseling work; develop a comprehensive school counseling program; and become prepared for doctoral level training.
  • Develop student professional identity by: helping students identify as counselors first, who then specialize in school counseling; encouraging students to become members of professional organizations such as the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American School Counselors Association (ASCA), and the Minnesota School Counselors Association (MSCA). Encourage participation in appropriate professional growth and networking activities such as: the CMCA/Dugan Symposium, MSCA Annual Conference, MSCA Day on the Hill, and ASCA and ACA national conferences.
  • Students will be able to: think creatively and critically; seek and apply knowledge; communicate effectively; understand and integrate existing and evolving technologies; act with integrity and responsibility; and engage as a member of a diverse and multicultural world.






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