Argosy University Programs

School Counseling
Master of Arts

MA, School Counseling

Program Information

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The Master of Arts (MA) in School Counseling degree program at Argosy University, Sarasota is designed to prepare students to become school counselors who are qualified to help guide students through the primary and secondary education systems.

The completion of the program will permit students to request a transcript review by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) for certification as school counselors in the State of Florida, pending the successful completion of other requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes


The Argosy University, Sarasota School Counseling degree program outcomes are the professional Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards that guide preparation for this profession.

Learning Outcome One: Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice
• Students will interpret and apply all aspects of professional functioning, including history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, legalities, standards, and credentialing.
• Students examine the history, philosophy, and trends in school counseling, and develop skills as aligned to legal and ethical standards for practice in the schools.
• Students advocate a school counselor identity by interacting effectively with all stakeholders and professional organizations, working with special needs populations, and applying current ASCA models of practice.
• Students implement the operation of the school emergency management plan during crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events.

Learning Outcome Two: Social and Cultural Diversity
• Students will apply core theory and research regarding the cultural context of relationships, including current issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society, to the practice of professional counseling.
• Students will identify and apply an understanding of cultural diversity and an ability to advocate for the academic, career, and personal/social development of students.

Learning Outcome Three: Human Growth & Development
• Students will identify and apply core theories and research of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels and multicultural contexts.

Learning Outcome Four: Career Development
• Students will apply core theory and research pertaining to career development and related life factors to the practice of professional counseling.
• The student design, implement, manage, and evaluate career awareness programming, transition programs, including school-to-work, postsecondary planning, and college admissions counseling.

Learning Outcome Five: Helping Relationships
• Students will apply core theory, and research, and demonstrate the skills needed to ethically and effectively deliver a range of professional counseling and consultation services in a multicultural society.
• The student will demonstrates self-awareness, sensitivity to others, and the counseling skills needed to relate to diverse individuals, groups, and school community.

Learning Outcome Six: Group Work
• Students will apply the theoretical and experiential understanding of group purpose, development, and dynamics to group work in the practice of professional counseling.
• The student will design, implement, manage, and evaluate group counseling and classroom guidance programs, and curriculum to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of students.

Learning Outcome Seven: Assessment
• Students will identify and apply principles of testing and measurement and interpret the resulting data in their work as professional counselors.
• Students will use, interpret and apply various forms of assessment for academic, career and personal/social development of children and adolescents, while recognizing uniqueness in cultures, languages, values, backgrounds, and abilities.

Learning Outcome Eight: Research and Program Evaluation
• Students will use, interpret, and apply various research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation in the practice of counseling.
• Students will use, interpret and apply data to develop programs, evaluate effectiveness, and demonstrate accountability to positively impact school counseling programs and increase academic success.

Learning Outcome Nine: Counseling, Prevention and Intervention
• Students will apply core theory and research to develop and provide comprehensive and developmentally appropriate counseling, prevention, and intervention services to children and adolescents in schools.

Learning Outcome Ten: Academic Development
• Students will apply core theory and research to develop and implement programs designed to support academic success of all children and adolescents in schools.

Learning Outcome Eleven: Collaboration and Consultation
• Students will apply core system theories, models, and processes of consultation and collaboration with all stakeholders to promote the academic, career, and personal/ social development of children and adolescents in schools.

Learning Outcome Twelve: Leadership
• Students will use, interpret and apply the qualities, principles, skills, and styles of effective leadership to positively impact the learning environment in schools.

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Enhance your career potential by enrolling in the Argosy University, Sarasota master’s in School Counseling degree program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

This degree program is also offered at other Argosy University Locations

DISCLAIMER(S)

Only the MAED in Educational Administration and the EdS and EdD in Initial Educational Administration lead to Florida Principal certification upon completion of all state and program requirements, including passage of all required Florida state licensure exams.
MA in School Counseling has been approved for school psychologists certification/licensure, or endorsement in the State of Florida. Completion of the program will permit students to request licensure through the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) for certification as school counselors, pending the successful completion of other requirements. Students are individually and solely responsible for knowing the certification requirements in their state of residence if such residence is outside of the State of Florida. Students are also eligible to apply to become Nationally Certified School Psychologists in a process designed for graduates of non-NAS

All other programs offered through Argosy University, Sarasota College of Education DO NOT lead to teacher, administrator, school counseling, or school psychology certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States.

The programs offered through Argosy University, Online Programs DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States regardless of the State in which the student resides.

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