Most states have standards for school counselors, outlining the skills, knowledge and dispositions or attitudes that professionals holding the title of “school counselor” or “professional school counselor” should possess. State standards are often aligned to CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accreditation standards for school counselor preparation programs. CACREP accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world.
- School counselors are expected to have a broad and comprehensive understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to help students prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.
- American School Counselor Association (ASCA) School Counselor Competencies
- Indiana Content Standards for School Counselor Educators (School Counselor Competencies for higher education school counselor preparation programs for licensure)
- Indiana School Counselor licensure information (IDOE)
- CACREP’s curricula content areas are the required educational training for counseling licensure in most states.
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