School Counseling Program at the University of North Florida prepares
counselors who have developed strong basic counseling, relational, and
reflective skills; who demonstrate sufficient multicultural content knowledge,
skills, and practices; who practice from a sound foundation of theoretical and
research-based knowledge; who hold and maintain a strong counselor identity;
and who possess and exhibit the personal and professional dispositions
necessary to work effectively as school counselors.
The SOAR School Counseling program:
1. Recruits, selects, and retains
qualified graduate students with attention given to the
candidates from culturally diverse and underrepresented populations;
2. Prepares school counselors who will
serve as advocates, educational leaders, team
consultants who will maximize opportunities for every student to
academically and develop as active citizens;
3. Prepares our own faculty, students,
our education and community to be highly skilled
competent practitioners who can best support and promote equity and
justice in our
multicultural and pluralistic society;
collectively and collaboratively with diverse youth, other educators, and
in order to facilitate individual and community development;
5. Develops and promotes the highest
quality teaching and learning experiences for our
community and education partners, and ourselves by continuously
teaching and learning curricula, practices, and processes; and,
6. Models community and professional
identity through involvement and leadership in
organizations and initiatives; local, state, and national professional
and through presentations at state, regional, and national levels.
School Counseling is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Graduates of the program will have fulfilled the educational requirements for Florida certification as school counselors.
Field experiences integrated throughout the course work (total 700 clock hours). SOAR is in partnership with Duval County Public Schools for:
Questions about your Graduate School Application?
Contact the Graduate School at email@example.com or (904) 620-1360. Questions about your SOAR Admission Portfolio or Interview?
Contact Dr. Sophie Maxis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 620-1112.
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