An evaluation of the M.Ed. in school counseling program at the University of Georgia and the development of the School Counseling Outcome & Program Evaluation system
Blaum, Steven Gerald
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This dissertation is an evaluation of the M.Ed. in School Counseling at The University of Georgia in regards to its ability to prepare candidates according to new initiatives in school counseling reform, especially the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia s Regent s Principles and Actions for the Preparation of School Counselors implemented in 2004. Also described in this dissertation is the methodology by which this evaluation was carried out, dubbed the School Counseling Outcome & Program Evaluation (SCOPE) system, by which this and future evaluations of similar programs may be conceptualized and organized. By creating, through collaboration of graduate students and preparation program faculty and administration, a number of instruments were designed and used to evaluate student data obtained by the faculty and administration of the M.Ed. program during the 2004-2005 academic year. This data was evaluated and the strengths and weaknesses of this school counselor preparation program identified and described within this dissertation.