Statement of Purpose to Pursue a School Counseling Master’s Program at University of Maryland

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PERSONAL STATEMENT
My pursuit of becoming a School Counselor led me to apply to the School Counseling Master’s Program at University of Maryland, College Park. I am a former student at University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After graduating and teaching for two years in Prince George’s County Public Schools, I discovered my true passion lies not only in the classroom and students’ academics, but playing a pivotal role in the growth of their career, social, and personal development. Although I am no longer teaching full-time at the moment, my interaction with students from diverse backgrounds left an indelible responsibility to continue making a difference in our students. The objectives and mission of the School Counseling Master’s Program at University of Maryland can best help my goal of becoming an effective counselor and leader who is an agent of change to students and service the mental and emotional well-being of the younger generation.
My motivation for pursuing graduate studies specifically at University of Maryland is because of the rigor and quality of instruction from the College of Education that I received firsthand. I had the privilege of undertaking the Elementary Education program as an undergraduate at University of Maryland. The program proved to be rigorous with high expectations from professors, mentors, and supervisors. Although the demands of the program were high, I was fully equipped with the knowledge and skills

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