Definition: A school counselor, also known as a guidance counselor, offers academic, career, college, and social advice and guidance to children in grades K through 12. At the middle school level, a school counselor might assist a student with social challenges such as dealing with bullying, or might help a student find a tutor, or deal with problems at home. A school counselor also assists students in setting academic goals, and may also help students prepare themselves for college or careers. School counselors may also help mediate student/teacher conflicts, and help students through challenging situation taking place at home or school. Many school counselor's have studied psychology at the undergraduate level. Others receive a Master's Degree from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).
Also Known As: guidance counselor, school counselor, guidance teacher, school guidance counselor