About the Program
The Department of Counselor Education offers M.A. programs in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a certificate in student affairs. The masters programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, CACREP, and the Colorado Department of Education.
The MA degree in Counseling is a 60-hour program. Students may complete the program by attending the full-time program on campus, part-time evening program on campus, one of the off-campus programs, or the Online Plus program.
The programs meet the state academic requirements for licensure as a school counselor and/or a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado.
These programs are designed to provide the human relations and therapeutic skills necessary to become a professional counselor. Four general competencies are necessary to develop the mature and professionally competent counselor: 1) The student has sound practical therapeutic and relational skills that reflect current practice; 2) The student has a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base that can be integrated and transferred to effective counseling relationships and techniques; 3) The student demonstrates a strong counselor identity through involvement and participation in professional organizations, advocacy, trainings, workshops, seminars, or other continuing education opportunities; and 4) The student possesses a self-aware and self-reflective stance that allows for growth and the personal dispositions necessary to work in the counseling field.
This program is for the full-time student. Students usually begin this program in the fall semester and completes the program through 5 consecutive semesters, including summer (Available in the On-Campus Program only).
Colorado Campuses Program
Students may attend one of the campus sites where ASU offers the Counseling Program. These programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Cohorts are offered in Durango, Grand Junction, and Pueblo. Clinical coursework is offered face-to-face while the remaining courses are offered online.
Online Plus Program
The online plus program meets the educational needs of those students who are unable to attend a face-to-face program. Two one week summer residency intensives on campus are required.
**Please contact the Department of Counselor Education for information regarding the start of new cohorts.
On-Site call 719-587-7626
Online Plus 719-587-8138