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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Counseling & Educational Development Counseling (MS)


We provide an optimal learning experience for professional counselors and those who educate them that emphasizes culturally responsive counseling services to individuals, families, groups, and/or couples across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

Belief Statements

Becoming a successful counselor, clinical supervisor, and/or counselor educator is emergent based on integration of theory, knowledge, skills, professional behavior, and integrity. As a program of quality, we believe in:

• Promoting student and faculty collaboration to advocate on behalf of clients, social systems, and the counseling profession.
• Promoting academic and clinical excellence by cultivating leadership among students. At the entry level, we cultivate leader-practitioners. At the doctoral level, we cultivate excellence in teaching, supervision, research/scholarship, counseling, and leadership.
• Championing diversity and social justice for those who are marginalized and oppressed based on, but not limited to, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, size, family structure, socioeconomics/class status, religion, language, spirituality, physical abilities, health, veteran status, and age.
• Training culturally responsive counselors to work in diverse settings, with diverse clients, and to advocate for underserved clients and minoritized populations.
• Recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and students who promote equality, social justice, and well-being in all they do.
• Engaging in ongoing dialogue, exchange of ideas, and immersion experiences that promote empathy and compassion toward all individuals.

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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