Guidance & Counseling: Requirements

Minimum requirements for Professional School Counselors

Education and Certification:  Bachelors degree, Masters degree, Professional School Counselor Certification

Experience:  As determined by the State Board for Educator Certification; teaching experience or the equivalent with age-group served in the position; practicum counseling experience

Skills:  conceptual; interpersonal and social skills required in position performance; technical skills; guidance, counseling, consulting, referral, coordination, program development, test interpretation

Knowledge:  Developmental characteristics of the age group served; school system goals and policies; professional, ethical and legal standards of the profession; guidance program goals and objectives

Personal:  Interest in and caring for children; belief in the value of education; ability to initiate programs and activities and emotional stability