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School Counseling Mission and Objectives

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:

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