Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University

College of Education



M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

M.A. in Family Counseling

M.A. in School Counseling

M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling


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Information Session for Prospective Students

Held on Fridays, 6:30-8:00 pm on the following dates:


April 5; June 13

Northeastern Illinois University
Lech Walesa Hall, room LWH 1001
3601 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60625

The Department holds Information Sessions throughout the year for those interested in learning more about our M.A. in Counseling programs.

We encourage you to attend one of the sessions to learn about the scope of our programs, including application procedures and deadline dates.  Free street parking is available on Bryn Mawr, Central Park, and St. Louis Avenues. Presentations begin promptly at 6:30 pm.


Students planning for Practicum for 2014-2015

The Practicum application for the 2014-2015 academic year is available on the 'Department Forms' link of this website. 

Students planning to do Practicum in the Fall 2014 term must attend a mandatory Practicum Orientation, scheduled from 6-7:30 pm, Thursday, November 7, 2013, in room SU-103 (Golden Eagles Room).

Contact your advisor with any questions regarding practicum.


Departmental Proficiency Examination (DPE)
Schedule for the DPE for the 2013-2014 Academic Year:

  • Saturday, February 8, 2014, 9-12 noon, room LWH 3081

  • Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9-12 noon, room TBA

The DPE application can be printed from the 'Department Forms' link of this website.  Applications are due 2 weeks prior to exam date and must be signed by your advisor.  Contact your advisor with any questions regarding the DPE.


National Counselor Examination (NCE) for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) Credential

The next NCE will be offered Saturday, April 12, 2014, room TBA.  Applications will be available from from Dona M. Wisniewski, starting in December 2013. Application deadline is early January 2014. Contact Dona at 773-442-5557 for information. 

The National Certified Counselor (NCC) is the National Board for Certified Counselor's professional counseling credential.  Holders of this certification must meet national standards set by the counseling profession.  The NCC is a voluntary credential. It is not the same as state licensure, nor is it a substitute for it.  In the state of Illinois, a passing score on the NCE can be used as a method for applying for the LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) license.  For additional information on the NCE exam, go to  



Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam --To Be Announced



Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University
5550 N. St. Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Email: ~ Telephone: 773-442-5550 ~ Fax:773-442-5559