Social Justice Dashboard for Multicultural Counseling Competencies
Track Your Journey Toward Becoming a Professional Counselor
At the William & Mary School of Education, we are 100 percent committed to educating ethical, reflective and culturally responsive counselors. To that end, we emphasize social justice in counseling throughout the curricula of our Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling programs, compelling students to think critically about how they’re developing core competencies as part of their well-rounded counseling education.
Our one-of-a-kind Social Justice dashboard, which is part of our innovative online learning management system (LMS), serves as a visual guide to your journey toward becoming a professional counselor. You will utilize this online dashboard to track your development of key multicultural and social justice counseling competencies and domains, all of which are rooted in best-in-class practice and thought leadership.
View the Dashboard
Wondering how you will engage with the dashboard? Watch this video for a glimpse into what you will see when you log in to the LMS.
Bolster Your Strengths, Improve Your Weaknesses
- Change agent
We encourage students to try to improve in areas where they appear to be deficient. We also applaud students who discover a particular strength and work to reinforce their skills in that area. The dashboard tracks your competency development and updates your domain ranking based on your actions.
How to Use the Dashboard
Throughout your time in your online counseling degree program, you will visit the dashboard to do the following:
- Evaluate your out-of-class activities and experiences, which you will tailor to your personal and professional goals
- Request feedback from your mentors within or outside the program
- View your program roadmap, explore course information and determine which skills you are building in each class
- Submit three required personal reflections about transformative experiences
Guiding Social Justice Principles
Our esteemed faculty curated five social justice principles* that every graduate of William & Mary’s counseling program should uphold:
- Values and advocates for the rights and well-being of socially disadvantaged or devalued people
- Demonstrates openness to change, self-evaluation and self-transcendence
- Embraces redistribution of power and resources, as well as recognition of cultural differences to facilitate change
- Applies equity, access, participation and harmony when evaluating needs of clients in order to develop interventions and programmatic responses that are comprehensive in scope and preventive in design
- Exhibits critical awareness of oppression, exclusion and marginalization that may have been experienced by their clients and works collaboratively for change
Mapped to standards of our accrediting body, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), these principles inspire our curriculum and cement our unwavering commitment to incorporating social justice and advocacy in counseling education.
*Sources: 1. Kiselica & Robinson (2001), 2. Schwartz (1992), 3. Fraser (2009), 4. Crethar et al. (2008), 5. Freire (2004)
A Comprehensive Curriculum
William & Mary is proud to train the next generation of empathetic counselors with a program that emphasizes cultural responsiveness, mastery of social justice competencies, and personal and interpersonal growth in all aspects of counseling. Our 60-credit-hour degree requires a practicum and two internships, ensuring you will graduate with the experience you need to engage and empower a diverse clientele.
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