Career Readiness Discussion Question
Career readiness begins early in the academic life of students. It is important to expose students to a variety of opportunities early in school, so they are informed of career possibilities, and the academic requirements needed for the careers.
In 500-750 words, create a program proposal to present to school administration that would provide comprehensive career counseling to students in the PK-8 school setting and include the following:
Evaluate intervention strategies or approaches to increase each of the following: promotion, graduation rates, student achievement, and academic development.
Develop ethical and culturally relevant strategies to promote career readiness and the use of developmentally appropriate career counseling interventions and assessments.
Describe two assessments to prepare students for future careers (appropriate for elementary school children). Demonstrate how the assessments are:
Valid and reliable.
Culturally appropriate and unbiased.
Can assist with students’ future academic development and achievement.
Identify relevant, career-ready community and referral resources for students in a PK-8 school setting.
Support your analysis with 3-5 scholarly resources.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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MEd School Counseling
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies and professional standards:
6.3 Evaluate interventions and approaches to increase promotion, graduation rates, student achievement, and academic development. [CACREP 5.G.3.d, 5.G.3.i, 5.G.3.k; MC2]
6.5 Develop ethical and culturally relevant strategies to promote career readiness and the use of developmentally appropriate career counseling interventions and assessments. [CACREP 2.F.4.c, 2.F.4.f, 2.F.4.g, 2.F.4.h, 2.F.4.j, 5.G.3.e, 5.G.3.j]
8.6 Identify community resources and referral sources. [CACREP 5.G.2.k]
This assignment is informed by the following CACREP Standard(s):
2.F.4.c Processes for identifying and using career, avocational, educational, occupational and labor market information resources, technology, and information systems.
2.F.4.f Strategies for career development program planning, organization, implementation, administration, and evaluation.
2.F.4.g Strategies for advocating for diverse clients’ career and educational development and employment opportunities in a global economy.
2.F.4.h Strategies for facilitating client skill development for career, educational, and life-work planning and management.
2.F.4.j Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for addressing career development.
5.G.2.k. Community resources and referral sources.
5.G.3.d. Interventions to promote academic development.
5.G.3.e. Use of developmentally appropriate career counseling interventions and assessments.
5.G.3.i. Approaches to increase promotion and graduation rates.
5.G.3.j. Interventions to promote college and career readiness.
5.G.3.k. Strategies to promote equity in student achievement and college access.