CACREP Accredited

Counselor education students meet in classroomThe Online Program was developed to meet the educational needs of those students who are not within driving distance of a counseling program or whose work schedule will not allow physical attendance.

The Online Program  has the exact course content as the other accredited programs Adams State offers, only in an online format.

Week-Long Labs in the Semester

Counselor Education students at June intensiveStudents enrolling in this program will be required to attend a one-week session on the Adams State campus twice during the program.

During these week-long labs students will interact with the faculty on campus and develop their interpersonal skills, form learning groups, become acquainted with the program and its expectations, and receive tutoring and advising.
The labs are required.

Program Goals

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The Online Program is designed to provide the human relations and therapeutic skills necessary to become a professional counselor. Four general goals are necessary to develop the mature and professionally competent counselor:

  1. Personal growth
  2. Development of a broad knowledge of counseling theory and research
  3. Development of individual and group counseling skills
  4. Knowledge of auxiliary services and follow-up

The program offers coursework leading to degrees in

Counselor Education students playing tug on inflatablesCompletion of the 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.

Please check with your individual state for their requirements and how well this program matches with the requirements in your state.

Counselor education students raftingThe Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum leads to recognition in Colorado as meeting the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado.

Again, please check with your licensing board in your state for how well the curriculum matches their requirements.

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