Requirements for Professional School Counselors

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Program Components

7 Skill Goals

Elementary School

Middle School

High School


Self-esteem Development

Students will learn to manage their feelings, have accurate self-concept, and value their uniqueness

Motivation to Achieve

Students will take advantage of educational opportunities, develop their academic potential, take responsibility for their educational planning† and understand how career choices affect lifestyles

Decision-making &

Problem Solving

Students will solve problems, make good decisions, set goals and make plans, accept consequences of decisions and accept and manage change

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Students will make and keep friends, understand otherís feelings, respect othersí feelings and participate effectively in groups

Communication Skills

Students will understand communications skills, listen to others and express themselves appropriately

Cross-cultural Effectiveness

Students will respect family units, respect traditions of communities, respect their own culture and heritage, relate effectively with others based on appreciation for differences

Responsible Behavior

Student will accept responsibility for their behavior, manage their time efficiently, be self-disciplined and respect laws and rules