Learning Through Serving
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn."- Benjamin Franklin
Our School Counseling Program rests on a foundation of student-centered learning, service-learning, hands-on assignments and experiences, and online discussions. School counseling students in our program engage in a proactive role in their learning process in order to gain a greater understanding and comprehension of the school counseling profession and their future role as professional school counselor.
Service-learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience that connects students with an organized service that meets identified community needs. Consistent and ongoing reflection on the service activity in concert with course curriculum and online discussions deepens school counseling students' understanding of course content, enriches their appreciation of school counseling, and enhances their sense of civic responsibility.
Our program believes that discipline-based service-learning provides school counseling students with relevant “hands on” experiences, increases their awareness, knowledge, skills, and clarifies your values related to the practice of school counseling. The service-learning experiences in our program bring the course content and objectives to “life,” and connect school counseling students and the partnering schools in a manner that responds to an identified need. This foundational process involves an ongoing mutual exchange of knowledge, information, feedback and service between these schools and each of you.