ERIC Number: ED450316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to State Laws and Regulations on Professional School Counseling.
This report provides an overview of the state credentialing requirements needed for professional school counselors in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The requirements outlined are those necessary to obtain an initial entry-level credential. The overview of state credentialing requirements provides educational, experience, and examination requirements for each state, and tells whether or not background checks are required. This is followed by an overview of state counseling mandates that consider the following categories: whether or not counseling is mandated; grade level for the mandate; ratio of counselor to students; source of the mandate; source of funding for the mandate; and whether or not the state is considering mandates. A statement on the role of the school counselor and the position paper on school counseling programs from the American School Counselor Association complete the report. (JDM)
Descriptors: Counselor Certification, Counselor Qualifications, Credentials, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, School Counseling, State Curriculum Guides, State Licensing Boards
American Counseling Association, Office of Public Policy and Legislation, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300. Tel: 800-347-6647, ext. 222 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.