ASCA School Counselor Preparation Program Standards
The ASCA School Counselor Preparation Program 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. The standards are intended to define the training of school counselors and ensure school counselors are prepared to implement comprehensive school counseling programs and advocate on behalf of the profession.
The ASCA School Counselor Preparation Program Standards will establish ASCA as a Specialized Professional Association (SPA) under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP, like accreditors in law, medicine, engineering and other professional fields, maintains standards as the foundation for preparation in its professional domain – educators in P–12 schools. Through its affiliated SPAs, CAEP also adopts standard for initial and advanced preparation programs in specialty licensure areas. These standards are written for different fields of teaching (e.g., elementary, special education, secondary mathematics) and for other school professionals (e.g., principals, librarians, school psychologists). Learn more about CAEP.
ASCA is grateful for the work of the ASCA School Counselor Preparation Program Standards steering committee:
  • Norm Gysbers Ph.D, University of Missouri, chair
  • Paul Barnes, Ph.D., University of Nebraska – Omaha, vice chair
  • Monica Dominguez, Dr. Sue Shook Elementary (El Paso, Texas)
  • Stephanie Eberts Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • Cynthia Floyd, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Julie Hartline, Ph.D., University of North Florida
  • Samantha Haviland, Ph.D., Denver Public Schools
  • Alexandra Huguelet, Mary Lin Elementary (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • Brandie Oliver, Ph.D., Butler University
  • Erin Mason, Ph.D., Georgia State University
  • Kim Reykdal, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington
  • Terri Tchorzynski, Calhoun Area Career Center (Battle Creek, Mich.)
Direct questions to Angela Hickman