Michigan College Access Network and San Diego State University’s Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment are excited to launch the Inaugural School Counselor Fellows Program! This program will provide ongoing mentorship and training rooted in leadership and advocacy development for a small, select group of school counselors.

MCAN understands that school counselors are well positioned to take a leadership role within their community as they inform and guide the postsecondary trajectories of their students. This program will provide counselors with an opportunity to share ideas, pose questions, digest evidence-based research, review school and district policies, and discuss interventions that support college and career readiness in postsecondary planning.

Click here to learn more about the Fellows Program model.

The school counselor fellowship will focus on urgent and timely issues impacting school counselor practice. Fellows will investigate how the pandemic, mental health & wellness, and equity driven practices influence college and career readiness and postsecondary planning. Action oriented plans will be developed to increase practices that best support students as they navigate their postsecondary path in an erratic and changing environment.

Fellows will receive: 

  • Professional development
  • Supervision
  • Training in embracing equity driven leadership and advocacy development

Fellows agree to:

  • A two-year fellowship commitment, with the second year being a mentor to new fellows
  • Attend monthly school counselor fellow meetings (via Zoom) - 2 hours per month, beginning October 2020
  • Complete monthly assignments, readings and reflections – 3 hours per month
  • Provide feedback and recommendations for the fellowship process


  • Complete the application by September 7, 2020
  • Program acceptance by September 15, 2020
  • First program meeting in October 2020


Contact Autumn Kearney, Strategy Manager for High School Innovation.