State Advocacy

  1. ASCA Average Counselor ratios in each state.
  2. State School Counseling Mandates and Legislation 
  3. Delaware Elementary Certification Regulations and Requirements
  4. Delaware Secondary Certification Regulations and Requirements
  5. Delaware Comprehensive School Counseling Programs Rule
  6. Delaware School Counselor Certification Requirements: 
    • Educational Requirements: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college in an approved program in elementary or secondary school counseling.

    • Required Coursework: A minimum of 39 credits of graduate course work in the areas of: Introduction to School Counseling & Theories (3 credits); Human Behavior and Child Development (3 credits); Ethical Issues in School Counseling (3 credits); College & Career Readiness K-12 (3 credits); Testing, Measurements, and Research in School Counseling (3 credits); The Counselor as Consultant (3 credits); Special Education Law & the School Counselor’s Role (3 credits); Group Counseling (3 credits); Individual Counseling Skills & Strategies (6 credits); Family Counseling (3 credits); Principles and Practices of a School Counseling Program (6 Credits).
    • Experience Requirements: (1) Clinical experience of 700 hours in an elementary or secondary setting; or clinical experience of 350 hours at each level for dual certification.
    • Examination: Praxis I : Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators – Reading (156), Writing (162) and Mathematics (150) within the first two years of employment unless granted an exception. Praxis II School Counseling:  Praxis II #5421 Professional School Counselor  (156) (Required Beginning 1/1/17)
    • Institution Recommendation Required?: Yes, must recommend for certification.
    • Certification:
      • (1) Elementary Grades 1-6, valid in middle level schools grades 5-8. or
      • (2) Secondary: Grades 9-12 and valid in middle level school grades 5-8.
    • Reciprocity: Yes
    • Background Check: Yes

  7. National Legislative Affairs
  8. State-by-State Statutes:

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