The mission of the UWRF Counseling Program is to prepare school counselors who exhibit excellence in counseling practice and leadership, respect human dignity and cultural diversity in the broadest sense, and commit to lifelong personal and professional growth. Additionally, program learning outcomes require that upon graduation from the UWRF counseling program, students will be able to:
Identify as professional school counselors through language and behaviors
Implement and advocate for comprehensive school counseling programs
Support student success by incorporating best practices through research, scholarly literature, and technology
Consult, collaborate, and establish partnerships with stakeholders
Apply ethical, developmental, and cultural practices in school counseling
COUNSELING AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
Programs within the Department of Counseling and School Psychology prepare individuals to enter professional roles in schools. The Department is unified by common goals of providing graduate education to prepare our students to be thoughtful, involved, and responsive professionals, particularly in meeting the needs of children, their families, and others in a collaborative and problem-solving fashion. Members of the Department collaborate to insure that students develop expected proficiencies in their respective fields of study, consistent with state and national standards. Programs within the Department adhere to the highest standards of the professionals in the fields of counseling and school psychology.
Graduates from our programs will develop both the knowledge base of their respective professions and interpersonal professional skills to work directly with children, and closely with parents, teachers, administrators, other school specialists, and community professionals, to provide support for learners with many needs. Graduates from our programs will value diversity and individual differences, and follow a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.