Congratulations to Summer and Fall Graduates!
A couple of reminders to those who are participating in the commencement ceremony:
- The ceremony is now scheduled for 2pm on Saturday, December 11.
- Don't forget that your Exit Interview is scheduled for 3pm on Friday, December 10. It will be held as a hybrid meeting, and you can attend either in-person (Room 1091 of the H.M Michaux School of Education) or via WebEX. Fall graduates can find a copy the WebEX link to attend on the "What's Next" document emailed to you after your defense. If you attend via in-person, please don't forget that masks are required on campus.
- Those participating in the ceremony must show either proof of vaccination or provide a evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result (test administered between Tuesday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, December 9). The Associate Dean of the School of Education has already been in contact with those via email who may currently be out of compliance.
Your homework during the break between semesters...be sure to take some time off and "un-plug" for a while. Take care of yourself.
After the commencement ceremony, faculty will be unavailable until close to the time the spring semester begins on January 10, 2022.
Spring Semester - Classes begin January 10, 2022
Please be aware that there are synchronous and asynchronous online course listings this spring semester.
Synchronous: All students are online at the same time.
Asynchronous: Students do not have to be online at the same time.
If a class is synchronous, there will be a specific day and time listed on BANNER. Please pay attention to this information when registering. If you register for a synchronous course, you are required to be present during each and every class day and time. Synchronous classes meet every week on the same day at the same time. If you cannot commit to the class meeting times, please do not register for the course. You will need to develop a different plan with your advisor.
Synchronous classes this spring:
- CON 5305: Advanced Telehealth Counseling
- CON 5306: Intro to Addictions Counseling
- CON 5351: Group Counseling
- CON 5361-OL3: Multicultural and Gender Issues
- CON 5362-OL1: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Psychopathology
- CON 5371: Pre-practicum
- CON 5372: Practicum
- CON 5390: Internship
- EDGR 5920: Ed. Research
As usual, make sure to have your textbooks and materials ready before the semester begins. You can find a textbook list here.
December 7, 2021 @ 1pm: Navigating the Licensure Process. Presented by Dr. Kyla Kurian and Dr. Levette Scott
LAST CALL! NBCC Foundation - Minority Fellowship Program - Applications close December 15
The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for the 2022 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). Ninety (90) doctoral and master’s-level counseling fellowships are available.
Award amounts range from $10,000 to $20,000 and include fellowships in the following categories:
- Up to 20 doctoral fellowships
- Up to 30 master's fellowships for mental health counseling students
- Up to 40 master's fellowships for addiction counseling students
The MFP is made possible by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the NBCC Foundation.
The application period for 2022 awards will run from Aug. 23, 2021 through Dec. 15, 2021. Applications will close at midnight Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 15.
For more information or to apply, visit https://nbccf.org/programs/scholarships
Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Honor Society
Do you have a GPA average of 3.5 or above? Have you completed more than 9-credit hours in your program? Do you have a desire to serve your program, department, and community? Well, why not consider becoming a Nu Chi Chi, NCCU's chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honor Society) member.
If you have all the above qualities, follow the process below:
- You will receive a response from Drs. Scott or Kurian by January 15, 2022, indicating if you have been accepted. The letter will have steps you need to do to register through CSI Society's website. This registration needs to be done by February 28, 2022.
- After we receive notice of your registration from CSI Headquarters, you will receive a letter from Ashley Goss, President of Nu Chi Chi (NCCU Chapter) by March 30th. It will contain information about the Virtual CSI induction ceremony held on Friday, April 8th at 6pm and other chapter information such as dues, etc. A short meeting to select new officers for the 2022-2023 school year will be held after the ceremony.
If you have any questions, please contact Drs. Scott or Kurian.
3rd Annual NCCU Career Institute - January 14, 2022
Empowering Veterans through Career and Mental Health Counseling in the Midst of COVID
The North Carolina Central University Department of Counseling and Higher Education and the Career Counseling Program invite you to the 2022 Virtual Career Institute entitled, “Empowering Veterans through Career and Mental Health Counseling in the Midst of COVID.” This event will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, and will bring together professionals and graduate students from around the state who are interested in career, mental health, and rehabilitation development for a networking and learning opportunity.
- Dr. Seth Hayden will be the keynote speaker. He is presently the National Career Development Association's President and has completed numerous research projects in the military and veterans’ population over the years.
- Dr. Latonia Laffite is a counselor educator that is also a veteran. She has served in the Activity Duty Army and the Air Force Reserves. She retired from the military as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8) and worked for the Wounded Warrior Project, assisting veterans with getting the careers that they would like to have and the therapeutic services that they need.
- Dr. Kerri McCullough works with current reserve members and national guardsman that need assistance with career development. Dr. McCullough is currently a Staff Sergeant (E-5) in the Air National Guard in the District of Columbia.
- We will also have a panel with student veterans and military personnel, who will discuss their careers and mental health challenges over the years.
Attendees will earn a certificate of up to 3 clock hours of continuing education for this half day conference.
A full agenda will be available by January 7, 2022.
Pursuing a Second Degree
For students who are graduating Spring 2022 or later, you MUST complete a minimum of 18 semester hours above and beyond your original plan of study in order to receive a second degree. There are very specific courses that must be completed to receive a second degree and these are specified on this page: http://www.nccucounseling.com/student2/index.php/advising/dual-major
If you are pursuing two degrees, make sure that you have completed the new form that ensures the University is aware of your intention to pursue two degrees at the same time. This form is new as of fall 2021. It can be found in the forms area of the student website ("Adding a Second Major").
This form is completed and sent to your advisor for processing. Once the form has been processed, you should see both degree programs on your transcript in BANNER.
Please note that your second internship must consist of a 600-hour placement. In other words, students receiving a second degree will complete a second 600-hour internship placement (600 hours for their first major, 600 hours for their second major).
Please speak with your advisor if you have any questions.
Latest Announcements from nccuCounseling
- Student Newsletter - November 22, 2021 2021-11-22
- Cumberland County Schools is Hiring Middle School Counselors 2021-11-19
- Orange County Rape Crisis Center is Hiring for Program Coordinator - Therapy Access for Underserved Communities 2021-11-19
- 3rd Annual Career Institute 2021-11-18
- NC School of Science and Math is Hiring for a Temporary Counseling Position 2021-11-18
- Emily K Center is Hiring a part-time Career and Professional Development Advisor 2021-11-16
- Student Newsletter - November 8, 2021 2021-11-08
- Dr. Levette Scott and Dr. Jenny Barrow Present at the NC School Counseling Association Annual Conference 2021-11-02
- Research Participation Request - George Washington University 2021-11-02
- Research Participation Request - University of the West 2021-11-02
Upcoming Dates to Remember for nccuCounseling:
- December 7: December Webinar at 1pm; SOE Graduate Certification Meeting at 1:30pm (faculty only)
- December 9 and 10: NCCU Honor Cord Distribution (Ms. Joyner)
- December 10: Commencement Rehearsal (9am); Exit Interview for Fall Graduates (3pm)
- December 11: Fall Commencement (2pm, new time for graduate student ceremony)
- December 14: Department Faculty Meeting - Fall Data Analysis
- December 15: Deadline to Apply for NBCC Foundation Fellowship - AND - Deadline to indicate your interest in joining Chi Sigma Iota at NCCU
- January 10: First Day of Classes, Spring 2022
- January 14: 3rd Annual Career Institute
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