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Counselor Education

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Counselor Education is to prepare ethical professionals who are reflective practitioners and scholars. Graduates from our programs are qualified to practice in a variety of educational and behavioral health settings. We strive for an inclusive learning community encouraging professional growth through a balance of challenge and support.

Degree Programs

The Department of Counselor Education offers a 60-credit Master of Arts in Counseling that prepares graduate students to become licensed professional counselors (LPCs). Students are required to enroll in one of two cognate areas:

  • School Counseling
  • Addiction Counseling

The Department of Counselor Education also offers a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a cognate in Counselor Education and Supervision. This program prepares counselor educators and leaders in the field of counselor education and supervision.

The Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling cognate, the Master of Arts in Counseling, Addiction Counseling cognate, and the Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, Counselor Education and Supervision cognate are CACREP accredited.

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