With a Masters of Arts in counselor education, you’ll be qualified to counsel individuals and groups throughout their lifespan. Become a licensed school counselor and help students develop academically, personally/socially, and in their careers. Study to be a college counselor and work in a higher education setting. Or work towards becoming a licensed mental health professional (LPC or LPCC) and work in a community setting. Whatever you decide, a master's in counselor education leads to a fulfilling career that allows you to do well by doing good.
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EPSY 5401: Counseling Procedures is designed to teach counseling skills that can be used with clients and students in professional and para-professional settings. Students in this course will learn a short-term model of counseling that can be used to help individuals manage problems and develop opportunities, and will gain a greater understanding of what counseling is all about. This course helps fulfill an elective towards the applied psychology in educational and community settings minor.
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The counselor education program is a two-year, full-time program. You’ll study individual, group, and family counseling, research and evaluation, counseling theory, human growth and development, diagnostic assessment, social and cultural foundations, ethics, and career development.
Your curriculum requirements will depend on the area of emphasis you choose:
During your second year, you’ll spend two to three full days per week at an internship site practicing your counseling skills under the supervision of an appropriately trained counselor.
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"One of the things I enjoyed most about this program was my cohort, it is very energizing to be surrounded by people who are passionate about the same thing you are."