Publication Date

Fall 2011

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Counselor Education


This manuscript examines faculty perceptions of the school counselor’s role. The study takes place in a rural intermediate school district where the participants are the faculty. Participants were asked to strongly agree, agree, strongly disagree or disagree with statements based on what School Counselor’s role should be which current research identifies as being the most important responsibilities of a School Counselor. Results of this study reflect that the teachers and staff of this school do value the important responsibilities. However, participants who had more than 10 years of experience, were less likely to value certain roles such as classroom guidance, teacher consultation, and informing faculty of what the School Counselor’s role is. What can be taken away from this study is that there are significant gaps in older generation teacher perceptions pertaining to the different knowledge about School Counselors role responsibilities versus a guidance counselor in the past.