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School Counseling
  

School CounselingThe Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.05.05.02 mandates a planned, systematic program of counseling, consulting, appraisal, information, and placement services for students, grades PreK-12.  The program must be designed to address three goal areas: (1) personal and academic growth; (2) educational and career decision-making; (3) social/emotional growth and interpersonal relations.  A ratio of counselor to student is not mandated in COMAR.  However, school counselors must meet the certification requirements set forth by the Maryland State Department of Education.  Generally, elementary schools have one certified school counselor, and middle and high schools have two to five certified school counselors, depending on the size of the school.
In Focus
School Counselors: Making a Difference
National School Counseling Week 2013 will be celebrated from Feb. 4-8, 2013, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems.



Contact Information
Richard Scott, Specialist, School Counseling
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0288
Fax:  (410) 333-8148
Email:  rscott@msde.state.md.us
Michael Linkins, Specialist, School Counseling
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0769
Fax:  (410) 333-8148
Email:  mlinkins@msde.state.md.us
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