A professional who has earned a Master’s Degree in school counseling.
An educator who holds state certification in school counseling to include counseling theories and practices, human behavior, career education, individual appraisal, and social/cultural issues. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with education reform and challenges facing today's students. Professional association membership enhances the school counselor's knowledge and effectiveness.
A specialist who has expertise in age-specific developmental stages of student growth, and the needs, tasks, and student interests related to those stages.