Master's in 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 school or clinical mental health counselors. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) and the School Counseling (M.A.Ed.) programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)under the 2009 standards and listed on the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs.

About Our Programs

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Mental Health is a CACREP accredited 60 semester hour program of study. Graduates typically are employed in social service, mental health, and private practice settings. Students complete practicum and internship experiences in settings related to their career goals. The coursework content prepares students for National Counselor Certification, National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Certification and State Counselor Licensure.

Master of Arts in Education

The Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) in School Counseling is a CACREP accredited and Alabama State Department of Education approved 48-51 semester hour program that results, upon graduation, in eligibility for certification as a school counselor in Alabama. Graduates typically are employed in public or private elementary, middle/junior high, or high schools as professional school counselors. Students complete a practicum and two internships in school settings.

Student Resources

Important Association Links


Program and Student Outcomes 2016 to 2017


Student Learning Outcomes 2016 to 2017


Counselor Education Spring 2017 Newsletter


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


*Colleges and Universities

*Department of Human Resources


*Mental Health Centers

*Nursing Homes

*Rehabilitation Services

*Substance Abuse Programs

*Private Practice

*Elementary Schools

*Secondary Schools

CACREP Accrediation
IRCEP Certified
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