PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLO)
Foundations of the School Counseling Professional Standards
Candidates demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the core areas including history, philosophy, and trends in school counseling; state and national standards; modes of comprehensive and developmental school counseling and guidance programs; and the theoretical bases for counseling practices in schools.
Student College and Career Development
Candidates demonstrate knowledge of the components of career development programs and opportunities to develop, implement, and evaluate such programs in schools.
Leadership and Advocacy in Social Justice, Equity, and Access
Candidates demonstrate the qualities, principles, and styles of effective leadership. Candidates also utilize the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of effective leadership by acting as agents of change in planning, organizing, implementing, managing and evaluating the outcomes of school counseling and guidance programs that increase student learning and achievement.
Professionalism, Ethics & Legal Mandates
Candidates demonstrate understanding of professional codes of ethics and current legal mandates, as well as an awareness of the range of legal issues, such as statutory, regulatory, and case law affecting the delivery of pupil services.
Candidates apply knowledge and understanding to the theories, concepts, processes, skills, and practices required for successful personal social development.
Candidates demonstrate understanding of the organization, structure, and cultural context of schools as educational systems and are able to plan, develop, implement and evaluate systemic and comprehensive counseling and guidance programs that are part of an overall school plan.
Student Academic Development
Candidates demonstrate understanding of the concepts, principles, strategies, programs, and practices for enabling pupils to experience academic success and achieve at high levels.
Educational Foundations: Growth and Development, Learning Theory, and Academic Achievement
Candidates demonstrate skills in the planning, organizing, and implementing educational programs designed to promote pupil learning and high academic achievement. Candidates also demonstrate knowledge in preventing problems that pose barriers to learning and achievement such as stereotypes, discrimination, school climate, and socioeconomic status.
Research, Program Evaluation, and Technology
Candidates demonstrate knowledge about basic principles of research design, action research, and program evaluation. This includes traditional experimental design as well as qualitative and single subject designs.