About the Program
We prepare competent professional school counselors to significantly impact diverse individuals in a variety of settings (e.g., K-12) through the implementation of a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program. Our program trains counselors to meet the challenges involved in working in a multiethnic, multicultural and urban school environment.
We provide both educational experiences that emphasize multiculturalism in practice and theory as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth. It is our intent to produce ethical and responsible school counselors who facilitate learning, development and achieve positive change within urban, diverse school settings.
The program objectives of the Counselor Education program at the Florida International University are to prepare competent and ethical mental health and school counselors, who:
- Understand, masterand apply subject matter from the following areas:
- Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice
- Multicultural and counseling diverse populations (i.e., ethnic, racial, cultural, gender, sexual/affectional, class, age, disability and/or spiritual/religious)
- Counseling and helping relationships
- Personality and counseling theories and practice
- Human development theories
- Group theories and practice
- Assessment and Testing
- Research and program evaluation
- Career and vocational counseling
- School counseling coordination, functions and activities
- School consultation appropriates and interventions
- To increase the number of students enrolled in the program.
- To increase the number of students that complete the program.
- To ensure students will be satisfied with their overall graduate program experience.