Minnesota School Counselors Association’s Mission

-What we offer for School Counselors:

To unite those persons engaged in guidance and counseling at the elementary, secondary, and college level in educational institutions of Minnesota, public and private.

To make guidance and counseling more effective, and to promote an understanding of guidance and counseling services through the dissemination of information to other educational workers and to lay people in general.

To cooperate with educational institutions and organizations interested in the promotion of guidance and counseling services.

To work toward improving the qualifications for guidance and counseling personnel in Minnesota, and to engage in such other activities as may promote the general social and economic welfare of its members.

MSCA’s Primary Goals


To advance the profession of school counseling in order to maximize the academic, career planning, and personal-social growth of each student.


To advance professional development opportunities in areas of critical need and make such opportunities available to all Minnesota Professional School Counselors.


To make available relevant research and evaluation that supports school counseling as an integral component of education.


To sponsor and promote legislative policy supporting Minnesota Professional School Counselors and child advocacy.


To educate on and uphold professional and ethical standards which articulate the code of conduct and professional behavior for Minnesota Professional School Counselors.


To strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders to benefit Minnesota Professional School Counselors and their students.


To develop and be leaders at the local and state level to champion and lead change initiatives.

MSCA Annual Conference

Theme: Anchor Your Passion

April 29, 2017 – May 01, 2018
Madden’s on Gull Lake, Brainerd, Minnesota

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MSCA Resoures

MSCA offers resources on a wide range of topics covering:

  • Aspiring Counselors
  • School Counselor Evaluation
  • Individual Counseling
  • Professional Development
  • Leadership Resources
  • Individual Student Planning
  • Ethical and Legal Resources
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Mankato area school counselors with their area legislators at Day on the Hill 2018.

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A successful MSCA Day on the Hill. For over 20 years school counselors have met with legislators annually to discuss issues impacting our students..

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