Program Mission

School counselors promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all PreK-12 students through data-informed school counseling programs. We believe that all school counselors must be multiculturally competent and committed to social justice and equity in education, ensuring that all students have equal access to resources and opportunities. We also believe that school counselors are most effective when they work collaboratively across the multiple contexts that shape children's development—at the individual level and the classroom, school, family, and community levels.

We teach an innovative model of school counseling that understands schools as complex institutions that require classroom-based, small group, and individual school counseling interventions and programs. A key aspect of school counseling is our role as school leaders and advocates for students, working to create safe and supportive learning environments.