Accreditation, Licensure, and Credentialing
The Departmentís Clinical Mental Health (Community Counseling), Family Counseling, and School Counseling programs are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Graduate students of CACREP accredited counseling programs are eligible to sit for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) during their last year of study. The eight core curricular areas of CACREP are the comprehensive foundation of the exam questions used for the NCE. After successful completion of the NCE and upon graduation, one can then apply for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
The Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The standards for rehabilitation counseling education are set by CORE, which has a working relationship and parallel accreditation standards with CACREP. Graduates of this program are qualified to obtain national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).
Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Family, School, and Rehabilitation Counseling programs are also eligible to apply for and receive licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) upon successful completion of the requirements and licensure application(s) as set forth by the state of Illinois.
The School Counseling
program meets the educational requirements for the state of Illinois for
Professional Educator License (PEL), with a School Counselor Endorsement. In
addition, students with an M.A. in Counseling or related degree who
complete the School Counselor Endorsement component, meets the
educational requirements for the PEL, with a School Counselor
Master of Arts in Family Counseling
Master of Arts in School Counseling
Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling
Department of Counselor Education