Counselor Education - M.Ed.
Welcome to the Counselor Education program at Georgia Regents University. The program is designed to train professional counselors at the graduate level in the specializations of School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC).
The Georgia Regents University Counselor Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs(CACREP). This accrediting body awards accreditation to counseling programs that meet their specific educational and professional standards. Both the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program and the school counseling program meet their respective standards and are CACREP-approved until re-accreditation is required in 2014. Roughly half of the counseling programs in the country currently meet the exacting CACREP standards, and the faculty is extremely proud of the significant achievement.
To ensure that students in the Counselor Education Program at Georgia Regents University are attaining the highest quality educational preparation in accordance with the best practice standards in our field (the standards set by CACREP - the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs), program faculty completed a program evaluation report outlining those areas reviewed or revised in the last three years (2006-2009). An electronic version of the 2006-2009 Tri-Annual Systematic Program Evaluation Reportis available online at http://www.gru.edu/colleges/education/elcse/. The report is written to comply with the CACREP standard I.AA which states "Distribution of an official report that documents outcomes of the systematic program evaluation, with descriptions of any program modifications, to students currently in the program, program faculty, institutional administrators, personnel in cooperating agencies (e.g., employers, site supervisors), and the public."
The Counselor Education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Certification for School Counselors
The Georgia Regents University Counselor Education Program for School Counseling has been reviewed and approved by the Professional Standards Commission of the State of Georgia. This allows School Counseling Certification to be awarded upon completion of all requirements. All inquiries regarding certification can be processed through the Certification Officer in the College of Education. (View More)
Licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia requires the student to pursue three years of supervised practice after the completion of Masters Degree program. An examination, the National Counselor Examination (NCE), is required for all students seeking licensure. (View More)
Note:Faculty of the Georgia Regents University Counselor Education Program will provide information on certification and licensure during Orientation, introductory courses, and during Internship Seminars.
For More Information
Student Advising Worksheet
Instructions for Students Completing Graduation Paperwork
Forms and Documents
Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honor Society)
Counselor Education Training Center (CETC)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American School Counseling Association (ASCA)