The licensure track program is designed to meet the curricular requirements for Connecticut State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). The program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 credit hours) prepares graduate students to work in a variety of community counseling agencies, college counseling centers, hospitals, and other counseling settings including private practice. Students develop skills and theoretical knowledge in practicing individual, group, and career counseling with diverse populations in either public or private agencies and centers. The M.S. program is accredited by the Council on the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which is the premier independent accrediting body in counselor education. A comprehensive exam is required. Students who complete the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are prepared to take the National Counselor Examination. This examination is required by the National Board for Counselor Certification (NBCC). It is also required by the State of Connecticut for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC).
The school counseling program consists of a 60-credit Master of Science degree. The Master's degree program prepares professionals to work in the elementary, middle, and high school levels and consists of a focus on human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group work, career and lifestyle development, appraisal, research, program evaluation and professional orientation, including ethics and professional standards.
The sixth year advanced graduate studies program in counseling provides the opportunity for students holding a master 's degree in counseling or counseling-related areas to further their counseling competence and/or complete Connecticut State School Counseling certification requirements. This program is not CACREP accredited.
Graduate students prepare to work as school psychologists using their knowledge, insight, and skills to promote educational success and to improve the institutions and programs in which they are involved. Certification as a School Psychologist requires both the Masters and the Sixth Year professional diploma, which is offered through the School Psychology program.
Certification as a School Psychologist requires both the Masters and the Sixth Year professional diploma, which is offered through the School Psychology program.