The counseling program currently offers three tracks: Mental Health Counseling - Clinical, Mental Health Counseling - Rehabilitation, and School Counseling. Each counseling track has a unique curriculum complete with multiple field experiences designed to best prepare students for work with their intended population. The program also offers a double major where students can elect to complete the degree requirements for two counseling tracks.
Most importantly, all counseling programs are fully accredited and aligned with the Licensed Professional Counselor requirements for the state of North Carolina. The School counseling program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and aligned with the competencies set forth by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Furthermore, the School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Program offerings in the area of School Counseling are designed in compliance with the competencies set forth by the Department of Public Instruction. The Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited with the standards set forth by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). These accreditations indicate program alignment with national training standards for professional counselors in each of their respective areas.
Prospective students are also encouraged to visit all areas of the website for more detailed information on admissions and matriculation.
Currently the department offers master of science degrees in three distinct areas:
In addition, multiple certificates are also available.
The counseling department is located in 329 Proctor Hall and our contact number is 336-334-7916.