National Accreditations, Licensure, and Certification
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Programs
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has conferred accreditation to the following program areas in Counselor Education at Ohio University: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.Ed.), School Counseling (M.Ed.), and the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision.
Council on Rehabilitation Education
The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) has conferred accreditation on the M.Ed. Rehabilitation program. The accreditation process promotes the effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities
- the effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities
- continuing review and improvement of master's-level RCE Programs
- program self-improvement rather than outside censure
- meeting the personnel needs of both public and private rehabilitation agencies
- providing graduates with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to provide rehabilitation counseling services to individuals with physical, mental, and/or emotional disabilities
All College of Education programs, including Counselor Education, are also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). As a result, graduates are able to fulfill the requirements for state licensure and national certifications in a shorter time following graduation. In addition, the program is also approved as meeting all requirements for state licensure through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (PC/PCC) and the State Department of Education for school counseling.
Licensure and Certification
Graduates specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are eligible to become licensed Professional Counselors in the state of Ohio upon successful completion of the required examination (NCE). For further information, refer to the Ohio CSWMFT Board (Provide Link)
Graduates specializing in School Counseling are eligible to become licensed School Counselors in the state of Ohio upon successful completion of the required examination (currently the Praxis 2). For further information refer to the Ohio Department of Education (Provide Link).
Graduates specializing in Rehab Counseling are eligible to become Certified Rehab Counselors upon successful completion of the required examination (CRC). For further information refer to the Council for Rehab Education (Link).
Graduates of the Master's and Doctoral programs are eligible to become nationally certified counselors (NCC) after successful completion of the NCE. For further information, refer to NBCC (Link).