Studying Counseling at CMU
The Counselor Education faculty at Central Michigan University offer courses and programs designed to prepare students to work as counseling personnel in public and private schools, institutions of higher education, community-based social service agencies, and private practice. Classes are offered nights, weekends, or online to better accommodate the nontraditional student. The faculty at CMU use a variety of instructional methods to meet the needs of all learners. Methods include, but are not limited to: discussion, lecture, guest speakers, role plays, video clips, reflection experiences, practical experiences, and service learning. Students who successfully complete a program for Counselor Education earn a Master of Arts degree in Counseling, focusing in either School Counseling
or Professional Counseling
. The coursework and training experiences at Central Michigan University are equivalent to the standards established by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and exceeds the Michigan requirements for school counselor licensure/endorsement and/or counselor licensure in professional counseling.
The Counselor Education program at CMU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The School Counseling option is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The program is currently in the process of pursing accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).