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School Counseling

School counseling programs in Tennessee have always played an important role in the educational process for students. School counselors work with students, families, communities, faculties and staff to address issues that have a substantial impact on student academic, personal/social and career development. Wherever counselors serve, be it in rural, urban or suburban areas, they strive to meet the needs of all students.

To learn more about school counseling, see the resources below. For additional information, please contact Yvette Carter, Director of School Counseling Services.

Evaluating Your School Counselor Webinar

Implementing School Counseling at District Level Webinar

School Counseling Program Management Agreement Webinar

First TN School Counseling Collaborative: Aug. 30, 2017

South Central School Counseling Collaborative: Sept. 5, 2017

Northwest School Counseling Collaborative: Sept. 7, 2017

Mid Cumberland School Counseling Collaborative: April 4, 2018

First TN School Counseling Collaborative: April 6, 2018

Northwest School Counseling Collaborative: April 9, 2018

Upper Cumberland School Counseling Collaborative: April 13, 2018

School Counseling Policy Implementation Training for Administrators and School Counselors, Southwest-1: June 8, 2018

School Counseling Policy Implementation Training for Administrators and School Counselors, Southwest-2: June 8, 2018

School Counseling Policy Implementation Training for Administrators and School Counselors, First TN: June 12, 2018

School Counseling Policy Implementation Training for Administrators and School Counselors, East: June 18, 2018

School Counseling Policy Implementation Training for Administrators and School Counselors, South Central: June 19, 2018

School Counseling Policy Implementation Training for Administrators and School Counselors, Mid Cumberland: June 26, 2018

School Counseling Policy Implementation Training for Administrators and School Counselors, Northwest: July 16, 2018

School Counseling Policy Implementation Training for Administrators and School Counselors, Upper Cumberland: July 17, 2018

Announcements

The department is very pleased to announce the State Board of Education approved a full revision of the Comprehensive School Counseling Model of Practice and Student Standards (Policy 5.103). This comprehensive framework and standards will govern the day-to-day activities of all professional school counselors working with students from kindergarten to 12th grade. This revision includes alignment to national standards as well as the input of hundreds of practicing Tennessee school counselors. This revised model and standards will go into effect for the 2018-19 school year.

Following the state board’s recent approval of the revised model and standards, the department has developed a Frequently Asked Questions document to guide school leaders and counselors as they begin planning for implementation.

The department will continue to release additional guidance documents and templates to provide support to schools and districts in implementing the revised school counselor model and standards. Current resources are linked below. 

School Counseling Model Implementation Resources