This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate or licensure in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification and licensure requirements of their respective states.
Program Admission Requirements
Phase I: Graduate School Admission.
Meet the requirements to be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies.
Provide verification of background clearance/fingerprints.
Phase II: Counseling Program Admissions Portfolio
Candidates must submit a portfolio to the Counselor Education Program for review. The portfolio affords a candidate to provide valuable information regarding:
Relevance of Career Goals
Aptitude for Graduate-level study
Potential success in forming effective counseling relationships
Respect for Cultural differences.
Resume including educational background, a record of employment, and volunteer activities.
Professional Goals Essay
Three completed Recommendation for Admission Forms.
A grade-point average of not less than 3.0 on a four-point scale on all work attempted with no grade less than “C.”
Satisfactory performance in one practicum for 100 clock hours and full-time internship of 600 clock hours of internship and 700 hours total professional practice supervised jointly by a site supervisor and a UWA counselor educator program faculty member.
Passing score on the comprehensive examination, known as the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE), which can be taken no earlier than upon completion of forty-eight semester hours of coursework in their program.