School Counselor Preparation
ASCA has a number of standards and information related to school counselor preparation.
ASCA Standards for School Counselor Preparation Programs
These standards are a unified set of principles guiding school counselor preparation programs in training effective future school counselors in areas of professional practice and ethical behavior. Learn about the ASCA-Recognized School Counselor Preparation Program.
School Counselor Educator Ethical Standards
Faculty who teach in school counselor education programs to prepare school counselors are knowledgeable about current school counseling practice and school counselors’ ethical and legal obligations. This document sets forth the ethical responsibilities for school counselor educators.
School Counseling State Requirements & Programs
School counselors are licensed and credentialed by the state where they are employed. Typically, licensure requires documented school counseling education and coursework from an accredited college/university, completion of practicum and internship in a K-12 school, as well as passage of a state or national comprehensive test (e.g., Praxis).