Counselor Education Program

Welcome to the Counselor Education Program

College of Graduate and Professional Studies “The Professional Educator as an effective performer, reflective decision maker and humanistic practitioner.”

Purpose

The Counselor Education Program in Department of Human Services offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Counselor Education (with options in elementary and secondary school counseling). The fundamental purpose of the program is to produce individuals who are well-qualified personally and professionally to perform effectively as professional school counselors in educational settings in a multicultural society. Faculty members of the Department are, therefore, individually and collectively committed to helping students obtain the skills and competencies and the knowledge base required to achieve this purpose.

Mission

The Mission of the M.Ed. Program in Counselor Education is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for effective practice as professional school counselors in a technologically advanced, culturally diverse, and global society.

Program Overview

  • The program offers options in elementary and/or secondary school counseling.
  • Program graduates are eligible for initial South Carolina state certification as professional
    school counselors.
  • The M.Ed. Program in Counselor Education is a 48-hour degree program.
  • The primary purpose of this program is to produce individuals who are well qualified personally and professionally to perform effectively as counselors in elementary or secondary schools.
    Program is CACREP approved.
  • Program offers the Career Development Facilitator Certificate.

Qualifies for the Following Careers

  • School Counselor
  • Career Counselors
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Community Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Social Services
  • Employee Assistance Counselors
  • Career Development Facilitator