Description: This course provides an introduction to the counselor's role in student career and academic planning; creating a college-going mission; understanding and working with diverse populations; and communicating effectively with diverse student populations and addresses how to engage students in early career awareness and planning, using data to guide academic planning, transition of students from middle school to high school and then to college, and the importance of postsecondary choices and finding the right postsecondary fit. In addition, it gives students an overview of financial literacy, financial aid, completing the FAFSA and preparing college applications. Finally, the course provides strategies to increase knowledge of career clusters and resources for associated academic planning in the middle grades. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Fall 2021 Summer 2022
Prerequisite: Graduate Status