Master of Science in Counseling – Program Mission, Goals and Student Outcomes
The Johns Hopkins School of Education prepares graduate students to serve as socially just school counselors and clinical mental health counselors who implement theoretical, empirical, and practical frameworks that facilitate client growth and development, introspective awareness, and well-being in a global society.
The program will:
- Facilitate the mastery of requisite knowledge, skills, and attitude to deliver counseling services that value the human dignity and worth of all clients from a range of backgrounds including culturally and linguistically diverse, as measured by passing scores on experiential evaluations and the CPCE exam.
- Support and encourage students to incorporate a positive developmental approach to promote wellness across the life span.
- Empower students to have the necessary dispositions to serve as social justice advocates and leaders in the profession.
- To challenge and support individual student development and growth in social justice principles, advocacy, multiculturalism, human dignity, and positive interactions, as evidenced by students’ portfolios, and student competency evaluations.
- To provide foundational knowledge through educational experiences that are linked to program excellence.
- To provide cutting edge research and excellent instruction as evidence by faculty scholarship and teaching.
Counseling graduates of the Johns Hopkins School of Education will be prepared to:
- Facilitate the growth and development of school-age children and/or mental health within the framework prescribed by the American School Counselors Association’s (ASCA) National Standards (academic development, career development, and personal/social development)
- Serve as advocates and leaders in educational and/or mental health settings
- Effectively and appropriately counsel school-age children and/or mental health clients
- Demonstrate the knowledge, role and function of the school and/or mental health counselor and how it relates to professional practice
- Build collaborative relationships with community stakeholders
- Demonstrate effective and meaningful group work with diverse groups of school-age students and clients
- Develop data-driven school counseling and/or mental health program that meet the unique needs of clients client populations across the developmental spectrum
- Develop and implement a plan for evaluating counseling activities and school and/or mental health programs
- Work ethically and legally in school and/or mental health settings