The Counselor Education Program prepares counselors to work in mental health, school, and career counseling settings who promote social justice and responsibility, serve as leaders in a diverse and global community, and respond to the complexity of human needs across the lifespan.
There are three graduate-level degree programs within the Counselor Education Program: career counseling, mental health counseling and school counseling. The Counselor Education Program is a program within the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the School of Education at North Carolina Central University.
All counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs or CACREP -- and have been approved by IRCEP (the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs). All of our programs are CACREP-endorsed for on-campus and online delivery
- The Career Counseling Program is the only CACREP online career program in the nation & one of five CACREP accredited programs in the United States. Our program prepares students to work as career counselors in colleges and other academic settings.
- The Mental Health Program consists of 60 hours of course work. Our program prepares students to work in non-profit, private, and other mental health settings. The curriculum prepares students for application as Licensed Professional Counselors in NC.
- Our 60 hour School Counseling program prepares students for K-12 licensure in North Carolina to practice as professional school counselors.
MULTICULTURALISM • ETHICAL TRAINING • THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT
We feature late afternoon, evening, and online classes.
All of our programs are CACREP-endorsed for on-campus and online delivery.
Every student completes 700 hours of supervised field experience before graduating.
We have twelve fulltime counselor education faculty with other affiliate faculty.