The Gonzaga School Counselor Professional Certificate Program (ProCert) is grounded in the unique identity and mission of both the University and the School of Education and built on the values at the heart of those missions: service leadership, academic excellence, social justice, and reflection and collegial practice. Upon this foundation, we have designed a program to serve counselors by equipping and encouraging them to meet the Professional School Counselor Standards (WAC 180-78A-535) at the Professional Level.
The purpose of the Professional Certificate is to provide a School Counselor Educational Staff Associate (ESA) with a process that allows the individual to refine his/her skills and to enable them to assist teachers in creating a positive impact on student learning. The professional certificate candidate will engage in a self-assessment process and reflection through the assistance of a Professional Growth Team. The process is job embedded and should be aligned with national standards, best practices, and building/district goals.
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