The purpose of this study was to explore Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and its relevance to the career development of students from the perspectives of educators in Turkey. The participants included 69 educators (63% women). Data were collected by using a paper–pencil survey consisting of open-ended questions. Using a modified grounded theory approach, a three-stage data analytical procedure -open, axial, and selective coding, was followed. The analysis suggested two main categories: (a) SEL skills that students should be equipped with and (b) SEL skills that educators need to have, resulting in an SEL model that reflects the perspectives of Turkish educators. The findings were discussed within the Turkish context, including the education system and culture followed by implications for theory, research, and practice.