Mission and Objectives for School Counseling

The School Counseling Program Mission Statement:

Building on a long tradition of academic excellence, the mission of the School Counseling program at Kent State University is to prepare research-informed and ethically sound students for lifelong learning and employment as licensed professional school counselors in K-12 institutions who are responsible for implementing comprehensive school counseling programming, and delivering individual and group counseling within a diverse school system.

The School Counseling Program Objectives

The objectives of the School Counseling program at Kent State University are…

  • to deliver the high quality education required by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP);
  • to prepare students to meet the requirements of the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) to become Licensed School Counselors in K-12 settings;
  • to provide students with more than one-third of their graduate program’s curriculum focusing specifically on school counseling;
  • to prepare students in current school counseling models that aid them in becoming leaders, advocates, collaborators, and change agents in the schools; and
  • to provide students with an abundance of supervised experiences designed to aid them in working effectively with students from a multicultural and pluralistic society.