The CACREP Accredited Counselor Education Master of Education, School Counseling track, is designed for the student planning to seek certification as a professional school counselor in pre-K through postsecondary school settings. This track (as opposed to the Counselor Education Master’s of Arts, School Counseling track) is for students who have a bachelor's degree in education and have completed course work for teaching certification and plan to seek certification in school counseling.
As part of the program's pragmatic approach to preparing counselors, in addition to classroom studies, all students complete clinical experiences in the UCF Community Counseling and Research Center and field-based experiences in the community. The UCF Community Counseling and Research Center serves as a hub for training and research in the program, with graduate students providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults through the provision of individual, couples, and family therapy. The CCRC serves more than 1400 individuals, couples, and families in the central Florida community.
For information on how this program may prepare you for professional licensure, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/licensure-programs/.