The mission of the School Counseling program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is to train professional school counselors to be responsive, reflective, and collaborative decision makers and who have the requisite knowledge, skills, and technological expertise to practice ethically and successfully. They will embrace the principles of democracy, diversity, and equity.
Graduates will become competent Professional School Counselors.
The school counselor will develop knowledge and skills in areas of:
- Curriculum (classroom guidance instruction, interdisciplinary curriculum development, group guidance activities, parent workshop instruction)
- Individual Planning (Appraisal, advisement, intentional guidance, placement)
- Responsive Services (Consultation, personal counseling, crisis counseling, referrals, peer mediation/conflict resolution, student assistance model)
- System Support (Professional development, staff and community relations, consultation, advisory councils, committees, program management and operations, research and development, district committees and in-services
- Non-Counseling Activities (Bus and lunchroom duty, building master schedule, substitute teaching, calculating GPA’s, administering cognitive achievement tests, performing disciplinary functions, clerical record keeping)
Previous Mission, Replaced Fall 2007