Alex Johnston, M.Ed. in School Counseling, 2016
I chose the UNC School of Education because of the school counseling faculty. They were open, honest and willing to help me in the graduate school decision-making process in a way I was not expecting. It immediately felt like home, which was especially meaningful since I am from out of state with no real connections to North Carolina.
Leaders in Developing Effective School Counselors
Our faculty are highly effective in preparing school counselors to help their students.
The School of Education will join two other UNC-Chapel Hill units in a program aimed at helping prepare school counselors and health professionals to work collaboratively to provide better support for youth and their families. The effort is funded by a new $1.92 million grant from the Health Services and Resources Administration, an agency of…
Robert Martinez, professor of school counseling, school psychology, and human development and family science, focuses on research that points to ways educators can build on Latinx ‘cultural wealth’.
Dana Griffin, professor of school counseling, applied developmental science and special education, and human development and family science, shares about the “important voices that aren’t being heard.” This isn’t the first time Dr. Griffin has brought attention to “voices”, as part of her research also focuses on inequity issues in education.
In a time of COVID-19 and heightened awareness of racial equity challenges, school counselors, like all educators, are confronted with some of the most difficult trials of their careers. However, alumna Jill Cook (’88 B.M.Ed., ’91 M.Ed.), recently selected to be the executive director of the American School Counselor Association, says school counselors are finding…