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New Students in the School Counseling Program

New Students in the School Counseling Program Counseling and Special Populations CNDV 5380
Section A: Career Position
Becoming a Professional School Counselor is the career position I have always wanted to pursue. Having been an Elementary School P.E. teacher and a Middle School Social Studies teacher for over seventeen years, I have encountered all types of students. Today’s students come to school with a lot of pressure and baggage including but not limited to financial stresses, illness, family issues, and others. In my experience, what I have found to be most true is that it does not matter what pressures and issues students may have, we all have a responsibility to educate them. Sometimes that “one” person can change another person’s whole direction in life. As a school counselor, I plan on being an advocate for students. I plan on improving the educational processes for struggling students and for those on the bubble. I plan on making a difference in many lives while giving purpose and meaning to my own life. I believe that now is the time to pursue my goal of being a professional school counselor. I have insight, knowledge, and forethought that will enable me to be successful and in return enable my students to be successful.

Section B: Statement of Purpose The purpose of obtaining a Master’s Degree in School Counseling not only furthers my education, but also will open doors and allow for professional advancement. While fulfilling the requirements, I will seek to set out what I want to accomplish, what educational needs should be met, examine what influenced me to become a counselor and how I will impact my students.

As a Counselor, I hope to be an advocate for my students. I plan on being proactive and bringing innovative ideas and programs to my place of employment. I aspire to meet…...

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