The Counselor Education Program at Georgia Southern University is a full-time residential program with three concentrations (Community Counseling, School Counseling, and Student Affairs) accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Why Study Counselor Education at Georgia Southern University?
- Mission Statement: The Counselor Education Program prepares students to practice as professional counselors and to become leaders and advocates committed to professional and personal growth, ethical practice, and social justice in clinical mental health, higher education, and school settings.
- The focus of the Counselor Education program is on training professional counselors.
- The Counselor Education concentrations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Student Affairs in Higher Education, and School Counseling have been CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) since January 2009.
- Courses are taught by Counselor Education Faculty on campus using an experiential focus with implications for real-world practice.
- Students engage in field-based clinical experiences (i.e., practicum, internship) that support surrounding communities.
- High job placement rate of graduates.
- Faculty, graduates, and students regularly participate in professional organizations and assume leadership positions in these organizations.
- The Counselor Education program has two active student organizations: LPCA of Georgia Student Affiliate Group, and Gamma Sigma chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (an international honor society for professional counselors).
- Faculty are actively engaged in national service as well as counseling research and have received national and international recognition for their research and service.
- Georgia Southern faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.
- Deadline for application is February 1st.
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Counselor Education Program Mission Statement
The Counselor Education Program prepares students to practice as professional counselors and to become leaders and advocates who are committed to professional and personal growth, ethical practice, and social justice in clinical mental health, higher education, and school settings. Graduates are reflective, dedicated professionals committed to meeting the needs of a diverse population and pluralistic society.
Counselor Education Program Vision Statement
The Counselor Education Program is committed to the preparation and continual development of counselors-in-training and professional counselors.
For more information contact:
Benjamin Wentworth, MEd, Academic Advisor
Graduate Academic Services Center
Brandon Hunt, Ph.D., Program Director
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