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OUTCOME 13: Advocacy

UAB School of Education General Outcomes for all Counselor Education Programs:

OUTCOME C13: The UAB School Counselor candidate advocates for the promotion of student learning and achievement. 

    C13.K  Knowledge and Understanding: The Counselor-in-training understands and has knowledge of the history of advocacy for individuals -addressing racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in school counseling programs.

Levels of Achievement  Criteria
[1]
Unacceptable
Does not demonstrate an understanding of the  history of advocacy for individuals - addressing racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in school counseling programs.
[2]
Emerging Initial Performance
Demonstrates some knowledge and understanding of the history of advocacy for individuals - addressing racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in school counseling programs.
[3]
Proficient Initial Performance
Demonstrates adequate knowledge and understanding of the history of advocacy for individuals - addressing racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in school counseling programs.
[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance
Demonstrates exemplary knowledge and understanding of the history of advocacy for individuals -addressing racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in school counseling programs.

OUTCOME C13: The UAB School Counselor candidate advocates for the promotion of student learning and achievement.

     C13.P  Performance and Skills: The Counselor-in-training is able to demonstrate counseling and guidance activities and programs which demonstrate the ability to advocate for all students - addressing racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in school counseling programs.

Levels of Achievement

 Criteria

[1]
Unacceptable

Unable to demonstrate counseling and guidance activities and programs which demonstrate the ability to advocate for all students - addressing racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in school counseling programs.

[2]
Emerging Initial Performance

Demonstrates some of the time counseling and guidance activities and programs which demonstrate the ability to advocate for all students - addressing racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in school counseling programs.

[3]
Proficient Initial Performance

Demonstrates most of the time counseling and guidance activities and programs which demonstrate the ability to advocate for all students - addressing racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in school counseling programs.

[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance

Consistently demonstrates counseling and guidance activities and programs which demonstrate the ability to advocate for all students - addressing racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical and mental status, and equity issues in school counseling programs.

About Counselor Education

The Master of Arts in Counseling degree has concentrations in the areas of Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. These concentations are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students acquire core knowledge and clinical skills which enable them to enter the profession of counseling. Both counseling concentrations are designed to meet the academic course work and field experience requirements for professional licensure established by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC).


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