Goal 1: Students will demonstrate empathy, professionalism, maturity, and a dedication to advocacy and social justice as they work collaboratively with individuals in counseling settings. They will understand and adhere to the relevant professional ethical codes and department program dispositions.

  • SLO 1: Students will act as competent professionals in their specific specialty area.

  • SLO 2: Students will demonstrate culturally relevant interactions and interventions.

  • SLO 3: Students will demonstrate self awareness and an understanding of their identity as well as a commitment to ongoing personal development.

  • SLO 4:  Students will demonstrate working knowledge of and adhere to the ACA code of ethics as well as other relevant professional codes of ethics.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of theoretical foundations and relevant research in the areas of individual and group counseling, human development, multicultural, and career counseling.

  • SLO 5:  Students will understand and apply both individual and group counseling theories.

  • SLO 6:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of and apply theories of   human development across the lifespan .

  • SLO 7:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of diversity including:    race, ethnicity, social class, gender, gender identity, sexual  orientation, disability, age, religion and how they impact counseling

  • SLO 8:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of work in  American culture and the key theories and models that guide career development.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate competency in counseling skills through a combination of coursework and professionally supervised clinical experiences grounded in current national and state standards.

  • SLO 9:  Students will demonstrate appropriate use of microskills in supervised clinical settings.

  • SLO 10:  Students will exhibit advanced counseling skills, techniques and interventions

  • SLO 11:  Students will know state and national licensure/certification requirements for their specialty area.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate competency and relevant skills in assessment, consultation, applied research, and program evaluation in clinical mental health, school and rehabilitation counseling settings.

  • SLO 12:  Students will be able to identify, analyze and interpret data in a systematic manner.

  • SLO 13: Students will be able to interpret and convey assessment and program evaluation results effectively to stakeholders.

  • SLO 14: Students will demonstrate the ability to be critical consumers of research and appropriately translate research to practice.

Goal 5: Students will develop and demonstrate advocacy and leadership skills through their professional engagement and co-curricular learning activities.

  • SLO 15:  Students will join and become active in relevant professional organizations.

  • SLO 16:  Students will engage in service/professional activities on campus or in the surrounding communities. 

Program Concentration Specific Goals School Counseling Program

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of School Counseling including: knowing history and development of school counseling, models of school counseling programs, models of P-12 comprehensive career development, models of school-based collaboration and consultation, assessments specific to P-12 education

  • SLO17: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of school counseling and the identity, role and function of school counselors today

  • SLO18: Students will be able to identify and demonstrate key models of comprehensive school counseling

  • SLO19:  Students will be able to apply models of school based consultation and collaboration

Goal 2: School Counseling Students will gain a working understanding of their professional identity, their roles and functions in schools

  • SLO 20 : Students will identify the roles of school counselors in schools today

  • SLO 21: Students will demonstrate competencies in leadership and collaboration in schools

  • SLO 22: Students will develop skills and understanding college and career readiness

  • SLO 23: Students will gain skills in crisis management and interventions in schools.

  • SLO 24: Students will demonstrate competencies in identifying risk factors impacting school social, emotional and academic wellbeing

  • SLO 25: Students will demonstrate knowledge of resources and referral systems

  • SLO 26: Students will demonstrate competencies in advocacy, legislation impacting practice and legal and ethical decision making 

Goal 3: School Counseling students will demonstrate skills necessary to be effective professional school counselors in practice

  • SLO 27: Students will be able to effectively understand how to design and develop a comprehensive school counseling program

  • SLO 28: Students actively design and implement lesson plans, individual and small group interventions using differentiated instructional strategies

  • SLO 29: Students will demonstrate proficiency in implementing developmentally appropriate personal, career and post secondary counseling,

  • SLO 30: Students will know how to use data to build equity driven school counseling programs