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Goals and Overview

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Counselor Education offers two (2) concentrations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.  The programs are designed to prepare individuals for careers in clinical mental health settings and school counseling programs in K-12 settings.  This program is located on the Tradition campus.

Goals for the Program

The curriculum of the Master of Science in Counselor Education is designed to build a strong foundation for graduates entering the counseling professions. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration provides coursework that is necessary to apply for licensure in the State of Mississippi as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and coursework that is necessary to apply to become a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). The School Counseling concentration provides coursework that is necessary to apply for a Mississippi AA Educator License in School Counseling and coursework necessary to apply to become a Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC). All applicants for licensure must pass the corresponding licensure examination, experience requirements, and corresponding licensing agency requirements before becoming licensed.

The goals for the Master of Science in Counselor Education at William Carey University, Tradition Campus are:

  • To provide an understanding of issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society;
  • To provide excellent instruction and expertise in the skills of counseling that will prepare students for employment;
  • To provide experiences that develop a strong professional counselor identity among students and faculty;
  • To achieve excellence defined by maintaining CACREP accreditation; and
  • To provide quality programs that challenge students to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in a diverse global society.