State and National Models
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has developed School Counselor Competencies, Ethical Standards, and a framework to outline the knowledge abilities, skills and attitudes that ensure school counselors are equipped to meet the demands of the profession and the needs of preK-12th grade students. The Ethical Standards serve as a guide for the ethical practices of all school counselors.
The Texas Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
ASCA School Counselor Professional Standards & Competencies
Career and College Readiness
House Bill 5 passed in 2013, created new plans for graduation and college and career readiness to be introduced starting in Prekindergarten.
Tips for Parents Career Exploration Game Standards for Students
As the school counselor, I serve as the first line of defense in identifying and addressing student social/emotional needs within the school setting. The social/emotional domain is composed of standards to help students manage emotions and learn and apply interpersonal skills as early as preschool and kindergarten. I will implement programs to help students show growth in three areas: academics, career and social/emotional development.