Role of Licensed School Counselors


    • Collaborate with school administrators throughout the school year to create a program action plan through yearly counselor/principal agreement. 
    • Deliver comprehensive school counseling program that supports students' developmental needs in academic, social/emotional, and career domains.
    • Implement guidance curriculum through structured classroom lessons and small group sessions. Curriculum focus may include:
      • Academic Success Skills
      • Problem Solving & Conflict Management
      • Emotional Management & Self-Regulation
      • Bully Prevention
      • Career Exploration
      • Educational & Life Transitions
    • Facilitate student planning through the development of academic and career plans that reflect individualized learning styles & interests.
    • Implement responsive services through individual and small group counseling, and consultation. 
    • Assist students in accessing information and support with tasks that prepare them for post-secondary education and career options.
    • Participate in site based multidisciplinary teams that support student achievement and identify individual student learning needs. 

    School Counselors are licensed by the MN Department of Education - Most hold K-12 licenses, a few hold 1-6 or 7-12 licenses. 


    Master's Degree or Beyond.


    • Educators with a mental health perspective that makes them uniquely qualified to address all students' academic, social/emotional and career development needs.
    • School Counselors provide all students equitable access to a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate school counseling program focused on academic success, personal and social development and college and career readiness. 


    All students and families - Primary focus is Tier 1 and 2 interventions.