School Counseling

School Counselors Making a World of Difference

The 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. 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.



COMAR REGULATIONS


COMAR Sampler:NOT MEANT TO BE COMPREHENSIVE
(The best way to find all COMAR is to go to this site and do a search- http://www.dsd.state.md.us/COMAR/searchall.aspx)


COMAR Graduation Requirements (sampling)











Contact:

Lynne Muller
Section Chief, Student Services and
School Counseling Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
lynne.muller@maryland.gov
410-767-3364
410-333-8148 (fax)


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