(Elementary, Middle, Junior High or High School Level)
The counselor educator nominee must currently be employed full time or part time at a public or private school at an accrediting institution in Illinois with a program in School Counseling. The counselor educator should have a minimum of five years of experience as a counselor educator and should be ISBE Professional Educator Licensed.
The counselor educator nominee and the nominator must be current members of the Illinois School Counselor Association or the Illinois Counselor Educator’s Association and a member of the Illinois Counseling Association.
The counselor educator nominee must hold at least a master’s degree in Counseling or a doctoral degree. The nominee must have experience teaching classes that directly impact students in a master’s program who are preparing to become school counselors. The nominee must have at least two years experience.
Award: The Illinois School Counselor Association shall award two School Counselor Graduate Student Awards each year. Each recipient will receive a $100 monetary award long with a certificate for their outstanding service and contribution to the field as a graduate student.
NOTE: The School Counselor Advocate of the Year Award is one of the highest honors of the organization. Members who have received other awards for outstanding service over time should be considered for this award. It can be given to a professional school counselor, counselor educator, or to a “friend” of school counselors who has been an outstanding advocate for the school counseling profession across the state. All nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the profession at the national, state or local level. Advocacy includes promoting the developmental model at the highest level possible, influencing state policy that has promoted the profession, and improving academic, career, and environmental conditions that promoting social justice for all.