Department of Counselor Education’s CACREP Accredited Programs

Online Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision

The Doctorate of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision is offered online and requires four one-week summer residencies. The program received CACREP accreditation in July 2017.

M.A. in Counseling

The Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling are offered both online and on campus. The degrees are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, CACREP, and the Colorado Department of Education. The M.A. degree in Counseling is a 60-hour program, and it meets the state academic requirements for licensure as a school counselor and/or a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado.

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Counselor Education Highlights

Online Ph.D. Program

The online Ph.D. program is designed to prepare counselor educators and supervisors to serve as faculty members, researchers and practitioners in academic and clinical settings. Publish and present the results of scholarly inquiry. Contribute to the conversations that inform professional practice by generating new knowledge for the profession through dissertation research focusing on areas relevant to counseling practice, counselor education, and/or supervision. Assume positions of leadership in the counseling profession.

M.A. Program

The M.A. program is designed to provide the human relations and therapeutic skills necessary to become a professional counselor. Through the M.A. Degree (both online and on-campus), students will meet four general competencies necessary to develop as mature and professionally competent counselors. The competencies include sound practical therapeutic and relational skills that reflect current practice, comprehensive theoretical knowledge base that can be integrated and transferred to effective counseling relationships and techniques, a strong counselor identity through involvement and participation in professional organizations, advocacy, trainings, workshops, seminars, or other continuing education opportunities and a self-aware and self-reflective stance that allows for growth and the personal dispositions necessary to work in the counseling field.

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Counselor Education Outcomes

62%
of graduates were employed in the field at the time of their graduation
100%
Ph.D. Students who passed the Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam in 2017 

M.A. School Counseling

Completion of the M.A. School Counseling curriculum leads to recognition by the State of Colorado as meeting the coursework requirements for licensure as a School Counselor in the State of Colorado.

M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum leads to recognition in Colorado as meeting the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado.

Counselor Education Program Goals

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision

  1. To prepare and graduate skilled, knowledgeable, self-aware, and self-reflective counselor educators and supervisors who are academically prepared to seek positions in diverse academic and clinical settings.
  2. To continually evaluate the program curricula, practices, and requirements to promote an advanced comprehensive theoretical knowledge base.
  3. To promote professional identity and extended the knowledge base of the counseling profession through involvement in professional organizations, attaining leadership positions, and presenting at the national, regional, and state conferences.
  4. To prepare professional practitioners with the necessary personal and professional dispositions to work with diverse populations in academic and clinical settings.

M.A. in Counseling

Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling Specialties

  1. To prepare and graduate skilled, knowledgeable, self-aware, and self-reflective counselors who are academically prepared to seek licensure.
  2. To continually evaluate the program curriculum, practices, and requirements to promote a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base.
  3. To promote professional identity through involvement in professional organizations, attaining leadership positions, and presenting at the national, regional, and state conferences.
  4. To prepare professional counselors with the necessary personal and professional dispositions to work with diverse populations.