SUPPORTERS OF ACADEMIC RIGOR (SOAR)
School Counseling Program
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP, SCHOOL COUNSELING & SPORT MANAGEMENT
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2676
(904) 620-2982 FAX
Welcome to the University of North Florida School Counseling Program in Counselor Education. Whether you are an admitted student or an individual investigating various programs, the faculty has designed this Handbook to provide you with specific information about the School Counseling Preparation Program. Included in this manual are history, policies, procedures, courses, and other information to help orient you to our program. Throughout your program, faculty will make every effort to communicate with you through orientation, personal advising, classroom announcements, the internet and emails, and the School Counseling bulletin boards.
This program is also frequently referred to as School Counselors: Supporters of Academic Rigor, or simply SOAR, or SOAR PROGRAM.
Please note the School Counseling Handbook does not replace the UNF Graduate Catalog or other official University documents but rather supplements them. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the entire Handbook at the beginning of your program and that you keep it as a reference throughout your graduate studies. A separate handbook devoted to practicum and internship is also one you should keep to reference throughout your field experiences. The Practicum-Internship Handbook details the required field experiences for you and site supervisors.
The School Counseling Program is housed in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling, Sport Management (LSCSM) within the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS
The School Counseling Program is located in the College of Education and Human Services (Building 57) in Suite 3200.
If you have questions or need clarification about the program and/or any aspect of applying to the program, please contact the SOAR Program Coordinator, Kate Worsowicz, at 904-620-1826; or Rebecca A. Schumacher, Program Director.
Christopher Janson, Ph.D.
Rebecca Schumacher, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor,Program Director
Carolyn Stone, Ed.D.
For a complete listing of departmental faculty and advisors, click here.
To download a PDF version of this handbook, click here.
In addition to this guide, you are advised to
read the Graduate School Student Handbook as it provides general information
applicable to ALL graduate students regardless of their programs of study. While this handbook contains valuable
information specifically related to graduate studies in Counselor Education in School Counseling. at UNF, the Graduate School Student
Handbook addresses policies, procedures and resources related to graduate
studies in general at UNF. It is your
responsibility to review the information both in this handbook and in the
Graduate School Student Handbook as you will be held responsible for abiding by
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