The importance of professional development can't be overemphasized, especially in a field as vital as education. Only by continually arming yourself with the latest research, techniques, and knowledge in the profession can you hope to stay effective in your career.

One of the priorities of the Arizona School Counselors Association is to connect its members and affiliates with quality professional development. On this site you will find some of the support AzSCA has worked hard to provide including:
  • Information about the AzSCA Mentor Program for counselors seeking support or networking with other professionals
  • A Resources page with a wealth of websites and professional development opportunities available for school counselors advancing the profession, all organized by the three ASCA domains
  • An updated calendar of PD events offered online as well as across the state of Arizona
  • A members only website that includes lesson plans and best practices as well as professional development events sponsored by AzSCA for members (coming soon).

We encourage you to explore as you develop your comprehensive school counseling program, and we look forward to helping this profession continue to develop best practices on behalf of our students!


AzSCA believes the school counselor plays a pivotal role in a student's academic, social/emotional and career development. In response to our states recent allocation of funds to provide more school counselors, we are establishing a program to offer support to new school counselors or current school counselors moving to a different grade level of service.