|(a) Because the school counselor plays a critical role
in campus effectiveness and student achievement, the rules adopted
by the State Board for Educator Certification in this subchapter ensure
that each candidate for the School Counselor Certificate is of the
highest caliber and possesses the knowledge, skills, and credentials
necessary to improve the performance of the diverse student population
of this state.
(b) An individual serving as a school counselor is
expected to actively participate in counseling-related professional
development activities to continually update his or her knowledge,
skills, and credentials. Currency in best practices and research related
to developing a quality, comprehensive school counseling program,
which includes both campus leadership and student learning, is essential
for all students.
(c) The holder of the School Counselor Certificate
issued under the provisions of this subchapter is certified to provide
counseling services to all students in Prekindergarten-Grade 12.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §239.1 adopted to be effective January 23, 2001, 26 TexReg 761; amended to be effective July 13, 2004, 29 TexReg 6644; amended to be effective December 23, 2009, 34 TexReg 9201; amended to be effective December 21, 2017, 42 TexReg 7144