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School Counseling

As part of the education team, school counselors foster development in career, academic, and social/emotional areas for ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.

The menu of options below provides information to assist South Dakota school counselors.

South Dakota Comprehensive School Counseling Program Model.
School Counselor Evaluation Tools

The resources listed below are focused on annual evaluation for school counselors. Administrators are encouraged to use either type of evaluation tool when conducting school counselor evaluations.

School Counselor Certification

An educator with a School Counselor Education Specialist Certificate is eligible to be a school counselor in an education setting from early childhood through grade twelve.

National Board Certification

The National Certified School Counselor (NCSC) certification through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) is recognized as national board certification for South Dakota school counselors.

Questions? Contact Andrea Effling at (605) 220-3813.