MA School Counseling and Pupil Services


This is the Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plan for this program. See department website for additional information about this program

Learning Outcomes

  • Students write a research paper/literature review that explores a major area of the practice of school counseling from both a practice and empirical point of view and achieve a minimum average score of 3 on a 1 to 4 point multi faceted rubric.
  • Each student will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to complete a Systems Change Project (action research project) in their internship site on research questions collaboratively developed with their site supervisors and other school personnel.
  • Students in the school counseling program will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to effectively consult with school faculty in the development of both behavioral and social emotional interventions for K-12 students through a consultation case study.
  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to interview someone regarding how they overcame an adversity in his or her life and identify the pattern of resilience that facilitated recovery. Student will write a qualitative research paper identifying themes of adversity and a reflective paper discussing their performance as an interviewer.

Course requirements for the degree

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Curricular Map

The curricular map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.

» Curricular Map (PDF)

Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)

In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:

» Learning Outcomes Assessment Process (PDF)

Assessment Rubric

In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:

» Learning Outcomes Assessment Rubric (PDF)

Program Review

Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Provost. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.