Master of Education in Counseling

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs in the UAF School of Education Counseling Program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M. Ed.), and School Counseling (M. Ed.).
The UAF Counseling program is designed to prepare counselors for both the school and community setting. We provide high quality counselor preparation grounded in current research, program evaluation and continuous improvement. 

A degree in School Counseling provides many options for employment. Alaska school districts employ school counselors at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition to school counseling jobs, graduates are regularly hired into positions such as career counselors, college prep counselors, and graduation success coaches.

 Clinical Mental Health counselors are employed by agencies throughout the state to provide individual, couples, and family counseling. Completing the 60-credit clinical mental health program is the first step to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.

 The counseling faculty strives to develop culturally attuned counselors serving diverse populations across Alaska, nationally, and internationally.  We recognize the need for school and community counselors who are prepared to respond to the unique needs of rural communities.  Special emphasis is placed on preparing counselors to work effectively within the school and community context to assist rural students and clients.

Note: for information about the School Counselor Certification Program, go to the Post-Master's section of the website.




Contact us for more information:
UAF School of Education Graduate Program
Jane Monahan, Graduate Advisor
(907) 474-5362



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