The mission of the School Counseling Program at St. Cloud State University is to educate students in the areas of school counseling, developmental guidance, and related psychological and educational services. In this program, students develop the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to help those they serve achieve their maximum level of independence and functioning. The School Counseling Program embraces a multicultural and developmental philosophy in preparing students to provide counseling and related services in a democratic and pluralistic society. The Program's philosophical framework encompasses enhancing personal growth and development; creating awareness of self in relation to society; developing an identity as a counseling professional and professional school counselor; and providing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work effectively with others.