Counselor Education

The Department of Counselor Education offers master's degree programs for students who have completed bachelor's degrees and are preparing themselves for employment as community or school counselors. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) and the School Counseling (M.A.Ed.) graduate programs in the Department of Counselor Education are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under the 2001 standards and listed on the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs.

The Community Counseling Program qualifies students for a variety of counseling positions in the community and meets the coursework requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor status in Alabama. The School Counseling Program prepares students to serve effectively as elementary and secondary school counselors and meets the requirements for School Counselor certification/licensure in Alabama and/or other states. Please consult the UNA Graduate Catalog or the Department of Counselor Education for additional information regarding the degree programs in counseling.

Career Options: Graduates of the Counseling program are employed in numerous settings, including the following:

*Colleges and Universities
*Nursing Homes
*Substance Abuse Programs
*Elementary Schools
*Department of Human Resources
*Mental Health Centers
*Rehabilitation Services
*Private Practice
*Secondary Schools

Click here for the 2013 CACREP Vital Statistics Report.

Click here for the Counselor Education brochure.

Click here for Recommendation for Admission Form.

Click here for Counseling Admission Sliding Scale.

Click here for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program of Study.

Click here for the School Counseling Program of Study.

Click here for the School Counseling Track 2 CACREP Approach Inventory

Click here for Counseling Student Handbook.

Click here for an Admission to Candidacy form.

Other Important Links

Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC)

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA)

American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHC)

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)