“The mission of the School Counseling Program at Albany State University is to produce professional School Counselors who are proactive in promoting student achievement, equity, and access for all students.” Focused on preparing professional counselors who have a strong counselor identity, the program uses flexible learning modalities. We offer a competitive 48-hour program that is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and accredited by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Graduates qualify for the Department’s endorsement for initial certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission as a school counselor (T-5).

Program faculty remain committed to student achievement and maintain active status in the counseling profession by providing service, development, and conducting research. If you have any questions, please inform the program coordinator, Dr. Carolyn Rollins at carolyn.rollins@asurams.edu.

Program Objectives

Objective 1.

The program will prepare candidates who demonstrate a professional identity consistent with professional school counseling and is based on an understanding of historical, current, and emerging trends that shape the counseling profession.

Objective 2.

The program will offer curricular and co-curricular opportunities that provide candidates opportunities to develop knowledge and skills that are meaningful and relevant in serving students in a multicultural pluralistic society and diverse P-12 settings.

Objective 3.

The program will prepare reflective practitioners who integrate theory into practice through the application of counseling, learning, and motivational theories; data driven decision-making; and the infusion of technology.

Objective 4.

Program candidates will identify systemic barriers that impede the development of a comprehensive school counseling program and students’ ability to access educational opportunities and advocate for the removal of these barriers.

Objective 5.

Counseling faculty will develop professional growth and learning opportunities for practitioners in Southwest Georgia and beyond.

School Counseling Program Outcomes Report

  2015- 2016
# of Completers 2
GACE Pass Rate 100%
Completion Rate

The completion rate provided represents the number of 1st time degree seeking students who enrolled and graduated from the program in a three-year time period.

Placement Rate

Many students in our school counseling program are employed as teachers and retain those positions. The job placement rate provided above represents only the program graduates who are employed as school counselors or work in the human service system providing clinical and social services.