The Counselor Education Department is committed to attracting students from diverse backgrounds (including those from under-represented populations) and to providing an educational environment which is safe, inviting, and supportive to all.
The department offers a Master of Arts in Counseling degree with an emphasis in school counseling or addiction studies, a graduate certificate in addiction studies, and a graduate certificate in gerontological studies.
The goal of the school counseling program is to recruit and graduate students who possess the desire and the skills to meet the challenges of the changing role of school counselors. The School Counseling Program is CACREP accredited and was awarded the NBCC Professional Identity Award for 2011. It is also registered with the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP). The Addiction emphasis’ goal is to prepare students for a variety of positions in the addiction field. The Gerontological Certificate programs goal is to enable students to choose a unified, coherent group of courses in gerontological studies which improve their understanding of issues related to aging.