Studying Counseling at CMU
Welcome to the Counseling Program website! The Counseling Program academic unit is housed within the Department of Counseling & Special Education in the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University. The program has the primary responsibility for the preparation of students in the program. A listing of academic requirements and expectations needed to obtain a Master of Arts degree in Counseling can be found by looking at the CMU Bulletin: https://bulletins.cmich.edu/
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. Faculty members include Licensed Professional Counselors. Full-time Counselor Education faculty hold doctoral degrees in Counselor Education. Teaching excellence is a top priority of the faculty. 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).