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Counselor Education

Master of arts

Western Michigan University

Designed to prepare individuals for entry level positions in a variety of educational and counseling settings. Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Prepares individuals to function as clinical mental health counselors in a variety of professional counseling settings. (60 credit hours)

School Counseling – Prepares individuals to function as school counselors at one of the three levels (grade K-8, 6-12, or K-12) in public and private schools in accordance with the Endorsement Rules and Teacher Certification Code of the State of Michigan and Public Act 288, School Counselors. Also offered for students who do not hold a Michigan Teaching Certificate and would like to prepare for a school counselor license. The required credit hours vary depending upon the program of study and current teaching credentials and typically range from 48-60 credit hours.

Admission Requirements – Each program option has a unique curriculum guide. Please contact the WMU office at the University Center for an application and list of required courses.

Western Michigan University
(Suite 201)

Kim Stevens, Assistant Director
Phone: (231) 995-1846
Fax: (231) 995-1789

Sheelah Walter-Reece, Office Assistant
Phone: (231) 995-1788
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