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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Counseling & Educational Development Counseling (MS)


The students and faculty of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development are a diverse community of learners collaboratively engaged in research, scholarship, leadership, advocacy, and service in the counseling profession. We prepare professional counselors to provide culturally competent counseling services that enhance the mental health and wellness of individuals, families, groups, and couples across the lifespan. In recognition of the changing needs of diverse client populations, students and faculty collaborate to advocate on behalf of clients, social systems, and our profession. In support of its national standing, the Department seeks to advance the field through its educational goals, scholarly/research efforts, and professional leadership. At the entry-level, we are committed to academic and clinical excellence through educating counselors to be leader-practitioners. At the doctoral level, we are committed to developing professionals who excel in teaching and supervision, who are advanced counseling practitioners, and who are skilled researchers, scholars, and leaders, ready to make significant contributions to the field.

Learning Outcomes

Basic clinical skill development
Students will use data-driven decision making to improve basic clinical skill development.

Demonstrate knowledge within the eight core curriculum areas and a specialty area.

Leadership and Advocacy
Students will demonstrate leadership and advocacy for professional counseling by membership in professional associations and honor societies.

Professional Behavior
Demonstrate professional behavior including being self-aware, ethical, inclusive, responsible, life-long learner, self-efficacious, clinically competent, receptive to feedback, affirming of diversity, committed to client welfare, collaborative, leader, and advocate.​

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