The Master of Education in Counselor Education degree is a CACREP-accredited program that prepares students for professional careers as either school counselors (60 hour program*) or counselors in clinical mental health or private practice settings (60 hour program).
Some courses require outside field experiences, coordinated by the faculty, to help students gain a sense of professional responsibilities and expectations in the field. Courses are offered almost exclusively in the evenings to accommodate working individuals and the majority of our classes are offered in a face-to-face format.
*The school counseling program will change from a 48 hour to a 60 hour program beginning Fall 2022.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Augusta University graduate programs in Counselor Education is to excel in the preparation of practitioners and leaders in professional counseling and school counseling settings for diverse populations in varied settings across the life-span; to utilize sound ethical values and personal integrity to provide and encourage professional and community service; and to collaborate in providing advocacy and leadership for the welfare of all individuals, society, and the counseling profession.
Program Objective 1 – Students will be able to apply ethical principles to counseling.
Program Objective 2 – Students will demonstrate how their own identity, values and beliefs can impact their practice of counseling.
Program Objective 3 – Students will know and apply theories of individual and family development across the lifespan.
Program Objective 4 – Students will identify factors that impact career development and illustrate a strategy for creating a career development program.
Program Objective 5 – Students will demonstrate effective communication skills, conflict and stress management, negotiation, and problem-solving and decision-making skills, with consideration to diverse individuals and groups.
Program Objective 6 – Students will demonstrate how to develop, recruit, and facilitate a group process.
Program Objective 7 – Students will administer, score and interpret several assessment instruments and identify those characteristics that contribute to the quality of an instrument.
Program Objective 8 - Students will identify methods and statistics used in research and how research methods can improve the practice of counseling.
Program Objective 9 – Students will provide an accurate client assessment and develop a treatment plan. (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
Program Objective 10 - Students will demonstrate understanding of and effective helping strategies and interventions for the academic, career, social, and personal development of children and adolescents in schools. (School Counseling)
Areas of Study:
Enrolled and prospective students may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a course syllabus.