Our Vision, Mission, and Goals
The Maryland School Counselor Association (MSCA) creates a network of support for school counselors by providing professional and leadership development, outreach, and advocacy. MSCA promotes academic, career and social-emotional maturity to ensure that all students are prepared for college and career readiness in a global society.Mission Statement
The mission of the Maryland School Counselor Association is to promote excellence in the profession of school counseling and to foster the full potential of all students regarding academic, career and social-emotional growth.Goals
The goals of the Maryland School Counselor Association shall be:
a. To foster a professional relationship among school counselors in all settings.
b. To advance the profession of school counseling in order to maximize the educational/academic, career development, and the social-emotional growth of each student.
c. To improve the standards of school counseling and the relationship with other pupil personnel services for students in elementary, middle/junior high, high, and post secondary settings.
d. To assume an active role in helping people understand and improve such services.
e. To develop, implement, and/or foster student interest in school-to-career programs.
f. To publish and promote scientific, educational, and professional materials relative to school counseling.
g. To foster collaborative relationships with stakeholders.
h. To endorse human rights and the just treatment due to persons on the basis of their human dignity with equal access under the law to persons regardless of gender, age, handicap, ethnicity, religion or sexual preference.
i. To establish and promote ethical standards for school counselors.
j. To educate the school counselors, students, related professionals, and the general public regarding issues of mental health, career education, academic development, and social-personal growth, as well as the school counselor’s role in these areas of student development.
k. To develop particular emphasis in the area of charitable and educational activities designed to assist and further the interests of state school students, school counselors, the public and local, state and federal government and promote legislation and policy work of the school counselors and educational programs.