Master of Counseling Program Learning Objectives

The mission of the Oregon State University graduate program in Counseling is to prepare professional leaders who promote the social, psychological and physical well-being of individuals, families, communities and organizations.

We believe that such professional leaders stand for social, economic and political justice and therefore must be prepared to be proactive educators, change agents and advocates in the face of injustice. Professional leaders are sensitive to life span developmental issues, demonstrate multicultural awareness and recognize a global perspective as integral to the preparation of professional leaders.

Conduct research or produce some other form of creative work

Indicator: Student produces a quality of action research proposal (quantitative or qualitative) set in their projected work setting.                   

Demonstrate mastery of subject material

Studies that provide an understanding of Social And Cultural Diversity

Indicator: Can demonstrate knowledge of social and cultural diversity issues in counseling.

Studies that provide an understanding of Human Growth And Development

Indicator: Can demonstrate knowledge of human growth and development issues in counseling

Studies that provide an understanding of Career Development

Indicator: Can demonstrate knowledge of career development issues in counseling

Studies that provide an understanding of Helping Relationships

Indicator: Demonstrates competent and effective counseling skills at the conclusion of both practicum and internship

Studies that provide an understanding of Group Work

Indicator: Can demonstrate knowledge of group work issues in counseling

Studies that provide an understanding of Assessment

Indicator: Can demonstrate knowledge of assessment issues in counseling

Studies that provide an understanding of Professional Orientation and Ethical practice.

Indicator: Student is able to clearly describe three common ethical challenges in the profession and competently apply the ACA and ASCA ethical standards to resolution of these challenges. Completed in a final paper or through test or quizzes.

Studies that provide an understanding of Research and Program Evaluation.

Indicator: Student produces a quality action research proposal (quantitative or qualitative) set in their projected work setting.