|SCHOOL COUNSELING OVERVIEW|
|SCHOOL COUNSELING INFORMATION|
|PROGRAM OF STUDY|
|SCHOOL COUNSELING IN KC|
|SCHOOL COUNSELING OUTCOMES|
|SCHOOL COUNSELING FAQs|
|PRACTICUM & INTERNSHIP|
|COMP EXAM INFORMATION|
|PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS / EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION|
The School Counseling Program at Emporia State University is one of the best in the Midwest. Since 1947, the university has prepared more school counselors than any other Kansas college or University.
More than 40% of all practicing school counselors in Kansas have received their degrees from Emporia State University.
The mission of the School Counseling program is to prepare candidates to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will allow them to empower diverse individuals, families and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals (20/20: A Vision for the Future of Counseling) in meeting the developmental needs of PreK-12 students in an ever-changing society.
All programs have established curricula which foster belief in the potential of individuals to change, respect for individual dignity, and involvement in decision-making and personal adjustment. Two underlying assumptions driving department programs are:
The necessity for individuals to develop a sense of the importance of understanding individual perspectives, the values of interdependence, and caring and commitment for the well-being of others are also extremely important for the success of graduates.
The importance of individual choice, opportunity to participate, student rights, and changing societal and family values have all contributed to the evolution of and need for counseling related programs. Many individuals and groups, for whatever reason, are unable to resolve conflicts, make decisions and choices, and achieve personal goals by themselves. Recognition of the value of lifelong learning, career education and development, and the advance and availability of technology have also influenced the philosophy and goals of the department.