Standard 4 Aspect E
Standard 4e. Meets obligations and mandates established by the state, states, or jurisdiction within which it operates
The program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Additionally, the program undergoes regular University Program Reviews. Regarding CTC, the program is scheduled for a site visit in Spring 2022. CTC recently revised its standards so the program has undergone changes to the curriculum to align with the updated standards. A new field placement course is being developed, and the curriculum in the Internship course is being updated to reflect the changes. The program has added key components to the curriculum and now adheres to the 4th edition of the ASCA National Model.
The School Counseling program is housed in the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation along with three other programs: Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling program, Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling program (MFCC), and Student Affairs and College Counseling program. The Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling program and MFCC program are CACREP accredited. Therefore, all counseling courses, which overlap across all four counseling programs and are taught to school counseling students, align with CACREP standards. Also, our School Counseling students pursue specialization courses and field experiences that align with CCTC standards to receive their Pupil Personnel Services Credential to work as school counselors in California. Moving forward, we will continue to strengthen our counseling courses in accord with CACREP standards and school counseling specialization courses in accord with CCTC standards.
- Syllabus align with CTC and CACREP standards
- California Jurisdiction
COUN 248 School Counseling Practica Syllabus: This course is being developed to align with the state and national standards. We have CTC accreditation and we are trying to align and develop courses that will meet the CACREP standards. The core counseling course in department that all counseling students take are already aligned with the CACREP standards.
California Jurisdiction A History of Policies and Forces Shaping California Teacher Credentialing: This document indicates the policies that have shaped the California credentialing body for educators, CTC, and outlines how the policy has shaped the PPS credential. There were policies that addressed the need for helping professionals in the school to assist with students with disabilities and also policies that addressed the change in language around diversity (ex. English learners) which is reflected in our syllabi.