Reason 6: Fit in Needs, Leading Bright Future
January 12, 2011, Compulsory Education Law 10th amendment completed the Third Reading in the Legislative Yuan. The law stipulates that elementary and junior high school must offer school guidance counselors and professional counselors. Because of this law, the entire society needs 1647 school guidance counselors and 467 professional counselors (including school psychologists and school social workers) in total. October 28, 2014, Student Guidance and Counseling Act completed the Third Reading in the Legislative Yuan. The law stipulates that schools need to offer 8000 school guidance counselors. Also, on the basis of the Compulsory Education Law 10th, the numbers of school guidance counselor would be increased each year since August 1st, 2017. (Apart from the 3072 school guidance counselors that would be offered before July 31, 2017). Due to these laws, every elementary and junior high school need to hire school guidance counselors and to increase the number of it according to the the number of class. Because of the fact, it is estimated that 8158 school guidance counselors would be offered in the future. There are 5086 more school guidance counselors than before. This situation is good to stronger the power of school guidance and counseling works. Changes happens on (school) psychologists and (school) social workers too. The numbers of psychologists and social workers in some competent authorities are also increased. There are 747 professional counselors would be offered. The laws stipulate that each 1200 students in junior college or higher education level must have 1 school guidance counselor, so that we can have better guidance and counseling environment. We are the only department that educate professional counselors (school psychologists and school social workers) and school guidance counselors at the same time. We also set up Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), In-service Master Program of Mental Health and Consultation because of the rising needs of workplace counselors and employee assistance professionals. Plus, we have great teacher training programs. In brief, our students have many career possibilities, and we have the best education. Fit in Needs, Leading Bright Future, GC, NCUE, Your Best Choice.