School Counselor Education
School Counselor Association
The Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation is dedicated to improving the practice of School Counseling by developing the research base that is necessary for responsible and effective practice. The Center provides national leadership in the measurement and evaluation of the outcomes of school counseling interventions and programs. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Center helps K-12 leaders and practitioners use research findings and methods to improve school counseling practice by enabling them to set standards, establish benchmarks, implement evidence-based interventions, measure student learning outcomes, and evaluate program effectiveness.
School Counselors Association. was founded to work for the promotion, improvement and expansion of guidance and counseling in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Trust Transforming School Counseling
for Counselor Education and Supervision
The American Student Achievement Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on raising educational achievement for all students and closing achievement gaps between rural, minority and low-income students and their more advantaged peers.
National Board for Certified Counselors, the largest national counselor credentialing organization in the U.S., provides voluntary certification in general practice (National Certified Counselor – NCC). A specialty credential is appropriate for those counselors who have additional expertise in school counseling.
The Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) is a continuous improvement public document that gives a school counseling program an opportunity to demonstrate effective communication and a commitment to getting results. Find out how more than 40 schools in California define their student support services programs by reviewing their SPARCs at our website.
Massachusetts Department of Education School Counselor Licensure Information
Amherst School District—Partnership District
National Center for Learning Disabilities hosts a website designed to inform about learning disabilities and how they affect both youth and adults. The site provides information on issues which include educational and career choices, studying and interviewing skills, job hunting, support accommodations, LD testing, disclosure, self-advocacy, legal rights, and social relationships.
The Johns Hopkins Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships conducts and disseminates research, development, and policy analyses that produce new and useful knowledge and practices that help families, educators and members of communities work together to improve schools, strengthen families and enhance student learning and development.
National Partnership for Women and Families is a non-profit organization that “uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.” Numerous research findings can be sought on the site as well as links to other resources on the internet on many of the key issues the organization is facing.
Partnership Against Violence, is a collaboration of several federal agencies and many school systems. Successful schools programs have been placed on the PAVNET web site.
Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools. This site was developed by the US Dept. of Education and includes sections on characteristics of a safe school, identifying early warning signs of aggression and violence, intervention for troubled children and development of a prevention and crisis response action plan including a checklist of what to include in your school's plan.
Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools offers publications and resources.