Incorporating Reach Higher principles in Counselor Education through an Engaging Course Offering
TCA Members: Michael Bundy, Kat Coy, and Malee Hogan
Following the recommendations of the Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations, the Counseling Department of Carson-Newman University launched a new graduate course. “Counseling Students for College Access and Success” has become a highly-regarded course to incorporate college and career readiness into all aspects of K-12 school counseling programs. We will outline the inception, curriculum, and importance for this class in all counselor education programs.
- Participants will explore the Reach Higher initiative with specifics on how it impacts school counselor pre-service training.
- Participants will analyze the research behind the college readiness movement to include more training on developing knowledge and skills in counseling K-12 students for post-secondary education.
- Participants will examine how to design a college and career readiness course that extends training beyond the traditional career development counseling course.
- Participants will discover the benefits of a pre-service school counselor training course on the success of their students and graduates.
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