The Department of Counseling and Development offers Master’s degree programs that prepare students for successful careers in Community Counseling, School Counseling and Student Affairs in Higher Education. All of our programs are nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). Our faculty members draw upon their extensive experience in working in their respective fields to provide dynamic learning opportunities for our students. Our small class sizes allow faculty to work intensively with students in developing highly relevant and practical skills that can be used in the professional work place upon graduation. Our classes are offered throughout the year and are scheduled in the late afternoon and early evening.
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CACREP Accreditation: Each of the programs within the Department - Community Counseling, School Counseling, and Student Affairs in Higher Education - are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation means that the programs use a nationally approved, rigorous curriculum based on a core set of components and provide comprehensive fieldwork supervision. CACREP students receive training that is based on the most recent trends in theory and research. In many states, including Pennsylvania, the academic requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) are based on the CACREP model, and students from CACREP programs often find it easier to obtain licensure or certification in other states. You can find more information about the benefits of CACREP accreditation at http://www.cacrep.org/template/page.cfm?id=12.