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Master's Programs in Counselor Education

Master's Programs in Counselor Education

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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education 

All Ohio University students completing the master's program in Counselor Education can expect to gain knowledge, develop skills, and become knowledgable of current issues within their program specialization area(s). The M.Ed. degree in Counselor Education includes three program specializations accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP):

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (ME6278)
  • Clinical Mental Health/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (ME6324)
  • School Counseling (ME6274)

All three program specializations are offered on the Athens main campus. The Counselor Education program is also currently recruiting students for a regional cohort program focusing on Clinical Mental Health Counseling (ME6278) at the Ohio University Chillicothe campus scheduled to begin in August 2020, pending minimum enrollments are met. Please visit the Regional Cohort Program tab below for more information. 

We encourage current students to review the COVID-19 Information for Counselor Education Students tab below for information on practicum and internship as well as resources related to licensure and certification, telehealth, and wellness (Updated May 28th). For general information and updates, students should access the Patton College of Education and Ohio University COVID-19 pages. 

Program Overview and Information

The mission of the Counselor Education program at Ohio University is to provide quality instruction and supervised experience to prepare our students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world and to contribute to our community through research, technical assistance, partnerships, training, and other related public service activities. The program can be completed in 5-6 semesters of full-time attendance, depending on the area(s) of program specialization. Please visit the below tab to for program outcomes and licensure/certification exam pass rates by specialization area. Upon completing the program, regardless of specialization, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in major counseling and learning theories, personality interpretation, and developmental issues.
  • Develop essential counseling skills and apply these skills within individual and group counseling settings.
  • Describe the influence of the social and cultural context on client and counselor worldview, experiences, and behaviors, and apply multicultural and social justice counseling competencies into counseling practice.
  • Define a counselor’s function and goals, and understand therapeutic relationship and evaluation variables.
  • Identify what it means to be a counseling professional and develop skills to advocate for the profession.
  • Develop a personal philosophy of counseling.
  • Recognize conditions and needs specific to the area of prospective employers and develop advocacy skills to address institutional and social barriers that impede access, equity, and success for clients.

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For more information, contact:

Yegan Pillay, PhD, LPCC-S
Associate Professor
Counselor Education Program Coordinator
McCracken Hall 432M
740.593.9427
counseloreducation@ohio.edu

Apply Now

For more information, contact:

Yegan Pillay, PhD, LPCC-S
Associate Professor
Counselor Education Program Coordinator
McCracken Hall 432M
740.593.9427
counseloreducation@ohio.edu