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.
This program is offered online with a residency requirement.
Program Completion Requirements
A grade-point average of not less than 3.25 on a four-point scale on all work attempted with no grade less than “C.”
A satisfactory score on a comprehensive examination covering all the content of the program. Students are eligible to take the comprehensive examination, known as the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) upon completion of forty eight semester hours of coursework in their programs.
Satisfactory performance in one practicum for 100 clock hours and 600 clock hours of internship supervised jointly by a site supervisor and a UWA counseling program faculty member.