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 School Counseling (M.A.Ed.) graduate program in the Department of Counselor Education is 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 Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) program is accredited by CACREP under the 2009 standards.


The Clinical Mental Health 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

*Department of Human Resources


*Mental Health Centers

*Nursing Homes

*Rehabilitation Services

*Substance Abuse Programs

*Private Practice

*Elementary Schools

*Secondary Schools


2015 CACREP Vital Statistics Report

Student Learning Outcomes

Counselor Education Brochure

Recommendation for Admission Form

Counseling Admission Sliding Scale

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program of Study

School Counseling Program of Study

School Counseling Track 2 CACREP Approach Inventory

Counselor Education Course Offering Sequence

Counseling Student Handbook

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)


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