GCU Policy and School Counseling Essay


Understanding how current governmental policy and legislation affects school counseling is important. School counselors need to know what actions or steps to take to comply with the policies and legislation, as well as how to advocate for students under the current legislation and governmental policies.

Select a current law or governmental policy relevant to PK-12 education as it relates to school counseling and analyze the effects is will have on your future profession in a 750-1,000 word essay that includes:

  • The effects the legislation or policy has or might have on the role of the school counselor.
  • Actions school counselors can take to overcome any negative effects of the legislation or policies on school counselors and students.
  • How school counselors can use legislation or policy to advocate for all students.
  • How you would incorporate “ASCA’s Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success PK-12 College and Career Readiness Standards for Every Student.”

Support your essay with 3-5 scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

M.Ed. School Counseling

8.5: Research legislation and government policy relevant to school counseling. [CACREP 5.G.2.m; MC5]

This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standard:

5.G.2.m Legislation and government policy relevant to school counseling.

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