Friday, September 9, 2016

Coming Soon! Graduate Programs in Counseling at FGCU

Come join the Department of Counseling for an overview of the graduate degrees in counseling.

In addition to national accreditation (CACREP), the School Counseling MA degree aligns its competencies and preparation standards with those of the Florida Department of Education and the American School Counseling National Model and competencies. Students who are not already certified teachers or taken educational preparation courses will be required to enroll in two additional courses and complete all subsections of the state FTCE exam to qualify for state certification.

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.

Dual Major: As of Fall of 2016, students may elect to earn their MA degree in both specialty areas by applying for a dual major. These students will meet all requirements for both mental health counseling licensure and school counseling certification. Students take all common and specialty courses required for both programs and it will typically add a year or more to degree completion.

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