Counselor Education

The GCCE is temporarily accepting applications for students interested in beginning the GCCE program in Summer 2015. 

Apply asap. Limited Spaces Available.

Interested in learning the latest information about counseling children and adolescents?  

Need continuing education/professional development credits for your license or certification?

Check out our upcoming 3-week Maymester course (contact hours during week of May 11-15)

ECD 590: Counseling Children and Adolescents 


Please contact Dr. Adria Shipp Dunbar for more information (adria.dunbar@ncsu.edu)


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The Counselor Education Program at North Carolina State University has had a long and rich history of contributing to the needs of North Carolina and the nation. Founded in 1946 with the appointment of Professor Roy Anderson, the Counselor Education Program functioned largely as a one person enterprise with a focus on occupational information and guidance.

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At present, Counselor Education offers graduate programs of study at the certificate, master's, and doctoral levels. Our most recent offering is the online Graduate Certificate in Counselor Education. At the master's level, there are three concentrations: School Counseling, College Counseling and Student Development, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The doctorate, a combined focus on research, theory, and practice, is designed to prepare leaders for the field of Counseling and Counselor Education. All programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

In addition to the traditional core on developmental theory and the design and implementation of preventive interventions based on this theory, the program focuses on clinical counseling theory and practice. In the design of the curriculum and throughout each course, the student's competence in theory and practice is important. Students participate in individualized field experiences appropriate to their area of study in settings on and away from campus.

Another major focus is the commitment to multicultural diversity, which is reflected in the required coursework and in the faculty-student community. In light of this, we are particularly interested in attracting students from culturally-diverse backgrounds. In recent years, we have increased the proportion of culturally-different students from less than 5% to almost 20% of our degree candidates. Our curriculum content acknowledges the significance of cross-cultural perspectives in counseling theory, research, and practice.


The Counselor Education Program at NC State shares the university's land grant mission. Through our Scientist-Practitioner and School-College-Community Collaboration Model, we train culturally competent counselors and counselor educators who are able to work collaboratively across settings to effectively lead, serve, and advocate for the academic, career, personal, and social development of children, adults, families, and communities.


Our vision is to advance the frontiers of knowledge. Advanced video, computer, and networking technologies do and will continue to link Counselor Education graduate students and faculty with regional, state, national, and international partners in teaching, research, and service endeavors designed to offer hope to persons with the least access to educational and career opportunities afforded by life in the 21st century. 

Counselor Education's Reports and Data 

The Counseling Chronicle: The Counselor Education Newsletter 

CICE Counselor Ed Newsletter Fall 2014

CICE Counselor Ed Newsletter April 2014

CICE Counselor Ed Newsletter April 2013

CICE Counselor Ed Newsletter April 2012

CICE Counselor Ed Newsletter December 2012 

Give Back to Counselor Ed


NBCC Newsletter: December 2014



Program Faculty

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  • Assistant Professor
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  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Professor
  • Program Coordinator Counselor Education
  • Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Services
  • Assistant Professor
  • Professor
  • Director of Graduate Program


Counselor Ed Graduate Student Organization

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is created for and by its members – you. Anyone who is a graduate student of the Counselor Education Program at NC State University is a member of the CED-GSA.

Chi Sigma Iota

Nu Sigma Chi is the NC State chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the International Honor Society for professional counselors, counselor educators, and students. Chi Sigma Iota promotes scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and recognizes high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. Counselor Education students are eligible to join after completing one full time semester of course work and earning at least a 3.5 GPA. Doctoral students can transfer their membership from a previous chapter to Nu Sigma Chi. For more information on joining Chi Sigma Iota visit their website here.


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