The NC School Counselor Evaluation Rubric is in Home Base under Educator Effectiveness.

NCEES Student Support Services Wikispace
includes the Users Guide, Downloadable copy of the Evaluation Rubric and other support
documents and resources

The Administrator Guide to Effective School Counseling and Evaluation module can be found

in the Home Base Professional Development suite. Log in to Home Base to access.

NC Professional School Counseling Standards, approved by SBE in 2006 with revision in 2008
NCDPI School Counselor Job Description (support document for the Standards)
List of Sample Appropriate Observation Opportunities
NEW! Questions for Post-Observation and Summative Evaluation for School Counselors
Reflective Questions to Assist with School Counselor Evaluation
Infographic of Evaluation Process
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ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors
ASCA implementation resource documents

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Licensure Requirements

To be licensed as a Professional School Counselors in North Carolina, one is required to have a master's degree in school counseling
from an accredited university and pass the School Counseling Praxis exam. There are routes to provisional licensure as described in
State Board of Education Policy LICN-001. Under this policy,individuals who have partially met licensure requirements can potentially
be employed by a school district as school counselors while they are enrolled in a university program to complete the requirements for
licensure. For more details on provisional licensure, please see section 1.50 of State Board Policy LICN-001. Note that individual
universities determine whether a student meets their enrollment criteria and what minimum requirements must be completed. Also,
each school district decides whether they are wiling to employ those who have not yet completed licensure requirements.

Click here for contact information for the Licensure Office.

Memo on School Counselor's Role in the Provision of Related Services for Students with Disabilities

State Law Regarding Duties of School Counselors

A memo and support document regarding G.S. 115C-316.1 Duties of School Counselors was sent to district superintendents
in October 2014 and also distributed in several NCDPI e-groups, including the School Counseling Listserv. You can also view
these documents by clicking on them below. G.S. 115C-316.1 was passed into law in 2013 and had minor revisions in 2014.
Memo on Legislative Requirements for School Counselors

Guidelines to Implement G.S. 115C-316.1
Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson included clarification regarding the roles of school counselors in her November 3, 2014
Weekly Message for Superintendents. You can find this information at

Additional school counselor resources for implementation can be found under the Resources tab on of the left,
especially the ASCA National Model items.

2007 Report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee: Role School Counselors Play in Providing Dropout Prevention and Intervention Services to Students in Middle and High School

2007 Report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee: Implementation of State Board Policy QP-C-012 Policy Delineating the Job Description and Performance Criteria for School Counselors. Session Law 2006-176, Section 2 (Senate Bill 571)

Roles of School Counselors Videos

Dr. Meghan Walter of UNC Chapel Hill assigned her counselor education students to develop a means to address the challenge of helping others understand the appropriate effective roles of school counselors. You can find their great videos at for elementary and . To create your own video like theirs, go to .

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