Comprehensive Exam Application
Brenda Callahan, Ed.D., LPC, NCC
About the Program
The Counselor Education Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Counselor Education Program prepares students to practice as professional counselors and to become leaders and advocates who serve their profession as school, clinical mental health, or student services in higher education specialists. The program prepares students to be professional counselors committed to personal growth who value ethical practice and social justice across settings and specialties. We strive to prepare counselors who foster intellectual, academic, social, and emotional development among a broad clientele. Graduates are reflective educators and dedicated professionals who will help improve public education, post-secondary institutions, and other agencies capacity to meet demands across a wide range of needs as applied to a more diverse population and pluralistic society.
The Counselor Education Program is to become a leader and Program of First Choice for the preparation and continual development of professional counselors.
The Master's program requires students to complete a supervised internship of 600 clock hours that is begun after successful completion of the student's practicum. Consideration should be given to selecting internship sites that offer opportunities for students to engage in both individual counseling and group work. The internship provides an opportunity for the student to perform under supervision of a variety of activities that a regularly employed staff member in the setting would be expected to perform. A regularly employed staff member is defined as a person occupying the professional role to which the student is aspiring.
Students are required to find their own internship site. For a list of sites that we have a contract with, visit the Counselor Education training sites page.
The Internship Handbook contains the forms and information specific to applying for internship. Applications for internship must be filed by the appropriate deadline in the semester before the clinical experience will occur. Students will not be permitted to register for either Internship I or Internship II unless an application is on file with all the necessary departmental and faculty approvals. Students are required to consult with their Faculty Advisor regarding these applications in order to ensure that all prerequisites have been met prior to participation in these experiences.
Site Supervisors: We request that site supervisors access a virtual training workshop and download and thoroughly review the School, Clinical Mental Health, or Student Services site supervisor manual prior to receiving an intern.
While fulfilling the clinical experience requirements of Models, Practicum, and Internship, students must carry liability insurance. Many professional organizations (members only) and some private companies offer low rates for students. Applications for membership and student liability insurance can be obtained by contacting the following organizations:
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
American School Counselor Association
Last Modified January 9, 2013