The Albany State University School Counseling Program of the Department of Counseling and Psychology was awarded accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP). Although the program has existed for years prior to obtaining the CACREP accreditation, this milestone allows ASU students to compete competitively in a global market for school counseling positions after graduation.
The CACREP accreditation provides national recognition of the curriculum, assurance that the program has been reviewed against professionally approved standards and a guarantee about the program’s quality for prospective students interested in earning a master’s degree in the school counseling program.
ASU’s School Counseling Program will increase the number of professionals working in rural communities.
Candidates are admitted during the summer and fall semesters only. Full-time students are able to complete their studies in two years. The 48 credit hour program teaches the National Model for School Counseling with a focus in promoting student achievement, equity, and access for all students.
“We are excited to offer our CACREP accredited master’s program. The school counseling faculty at ASU believes that accreditation assures the public of the quality of the program and of our graduates,” said Dr. Quiteya Walker, counseling program coordinator for ASU’s Department of Counseling and Psychology.”
The application deadline is April 1, 2015 to be considered for the program beginning in the summer 2015 and June 1, 2015 for fall 2015 candidates. For admission, applicants are required to submit GRE and MAT scores; also results of the GACE I basic examination. For more information please contact program coordinator, Dr. Quiteya Walker at 229-430-4783 or email email@example.com.