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School Counseling - Counselor Education


Candidate Orientation

 

Overview of Candidate Orientation Process

Candidate orientation to the School Counseling Program is provided in three phases and includes the following opportunities for learning about the program:

(1) informational meetings conducted at various sites (Overland Park, Kansas City, and Topeka),

(2) information provided online through the program website, and

(3) a face-to-face meeting with each potential candidate. This last step also serves as part of the candidate’s interview.

During these opportunities candidates are given information pertaining to each of the topics in the outline section listed below.

 

Orientation Objectives

Upon the completion of the orientation, candidates will…

  1. understand the requirements for successfully completing the program and the necessary steps needed to obtain a professional license as a school counselor in Kansas;
     
  2. understand the nature and purpose of the KSDE Standards for School Counselor and how they are used as the basis for program structure and candidate and program assessment;
     
  3. understand the nature and purpose of dispositions and how they are used as the basis for program structure and candidate and program assessment;
     
  4. understand the responsibilities of both the candidate and the program faculty in the advising process; and
     
  5. understand the resources available to assist all candidates in successfully completing the program.

In order to ensure that the above objectives for understanding have been acquired, candidates
will be required to sign a statement signifying that they have accomplished the stated objectives
of the orientation process. This statement will be kept in the candidate’s file as evidence of this
understanding.