School counseling students at Ball State will be assessed along the following Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards, Core School Services Professional standards, and the specific standards for school counseling professionals.

CACREP Standards

  • Foundations of school counseling
  • Contextual dimensions of school counseling
  • Knowledge and skill requirements for school counseling

Core School Services Professional Standards

  • Students and the learning process
  • Educational and learning systems and organizations
  • Family and community
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Legal issues
  • Ethics and professionalism

Standards for School Counseling Professionals

  • Leadership
  • Student assistant services
  • Education and career services

To enhance your training, you are strongly encouraged to become a student member of the Indiana School Counseling Association (ISCA) or the American School Counseling Association (ASCA).

As a school counselor trainee, you are also encouraged to attend local school board meetings and advocate for the roles and responsibilities of school counselors.