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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Information about the FGCU Graduate Programs in Counseling


The Counseling Department offers two programs that are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP): an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and both an MA and MEd in School Counseling. Our School Counseling programs are additionally approved by the state of Florida DOE for initial and added certification and are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, CAEP (formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education or NCATE.)

Here is an informational video about both programs. You can read and learn more about each program below and by visiting our website.




M.A. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


The M.A. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is CACREP accredited. Students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program take coursework in the areas of human development, legal and ethical issues of the profession, career development, appraisal methods, counseling theories, group work, practicum and research, and program evaluation. Additional specialized courses focusing on mental health counseling in areas such as internship, human sexuality, addictions, organization, administration and supervision, and professional development. Students are engaged in field-based activities during almost every enrollment.
More information: http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/Counseling/CHMC/



M.A. in School Counseling

The Counseling program offers an M.A. in School Counseling for students whose academic backgrounds do not include educator preparation or certification. Students in the School Counseling program take coursework in the areas of human development, legal and ethical issues of the profession, career development, appraisal methods, counseling theories, groupwork, practicum and research, and program evaluation. Additional specialized courses focusing on school counseling are offered in areas such as internship,special populations, consultation, and professional development.
More information: http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/Counseling/SCMA/


MEd programs in School Counseling 


Our MEd programs in School Counseling fully prepare students to be eligible for certification and employment as a School Counselor in Florida. This program provides professional and research based competencies through classroom coursework and 700 hours of practicum and Internship experiences that meet both national standards and state certification requirements. Typically students attend their courses in the early evenings and work with the Program's Clinical Coordinator to determine locations of their successive internship experiences. Graduates from this program work in public and private schools that serve PK-12 students and some work in postsecondary institutions including career and technical centers, special training programs for youth, colleges, and universities.
Learn more here: http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/Counseling/SCMED/



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For general inquiries or help, please contact:

Ms. Michelle Leaver
Program Assistant
(239) 745-4273
counselingprogram@fgcu.edu

To contact faculty, please visit our directory:
http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/Counseling/SCMED/faculty.html

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