Publication Date

Fall 2011

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Counselor Education


The development of the ASCA’s National Standards and Model has helped define the profession and provided a framework for school counselors to implement in designing a program. Despite recent clarity in the school counseling profession, barriers still exist, especially in urban settings. As collaborators, teachers perceptions were measured in regards to urban school counselors implementing ASCA’s Model and its components (Elements/ Themes). Overall, results showed that teachers were in favor of the ASCA National Model and its components. Teacher’s gender and number of years teaching did not significantly influence responses to survey questions. Despite high perceptions of the model, more research needs to be conducted in urban schools to determine if this model is practical and feasible.