Since 1946, the Counselor Education Program at North Carolina State University has had a long and rich history of contributing the needs of North Carolina and the nation. The Counselor Education Program aims to produce culturally competent counselors and counselor educators who work collaboratively to help children, adults and families, and build healthier communities. In addition to a counseling lab in the program, the new Community Counseling, Education and Research Center in downtown Raleigh provides quality clinical counseling services to the community and excellent opportunities for practical experiences for our students. At present, we offer graduate programs of study at the certificate, master’s and doctoral level. Our master’s level programs have a 34% ethnic minority presence. Our doctoral level program has a 49% ethnic minority presence.
For more detailed information regarding the current student body, completion rates, job placement rates, and exam pass rates, please review our current Core 2019 Program/Student Outcomes.
A summary of evaluations for Graduating Masters Level Students, Masters Level Internship Site Supervisors, and Alumni Employers can be found below.
The Counselor Education Program at NC State shares the university’s land-grant mission. Through our Scholar Leader 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.
MASTER OF EDUCATION
The Program offers the three master’s degrees in college, clinical mental health, and school counseling are offered as on-campus and online deliveries. Students may choose one of these two delivery options. Both the on-campus and online platforms require the completion of identical 60 credits curricular requirements.
If you want a flexible learning experience, the online delivery may be right for you. Our innovative online delivery requires the students to study from Moodle, an online learning platform as well as to meet weekly in a live web conference session for a variety of learning activities including counseling practice, role-plays, and presentations.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Adopting the School-College-Community Collaboration Model, we prepare students who can work with professionals in different fields to promote wellness and benefits of the clients. 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. Another major focus is the commitment to multicultural diversity, which is reflected in the required coursework and in the faculty-student community
College Counseling and Student Development
This program prepares persons for counseling and advising positions in student service agencies in colleges and universities such as counseling center, advising office, career services, and diversity office. The faculty and students of the program enjoy an excellent relationship with professionals in the University Counseling Center, and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, and many opportunities for relevant experience are provided through internships in the various agencies.
Adopting the School-College-Community Collaboration Model, we prepare students to work as school counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all K–12 students. In addition to the traditional core on developmental theory and the design and implementation of preventive interventions based on this theory.
Counseling and Counselor Education
The doctoral CACREP-accredited program in Counseling and Counselor Education [Ph.D.] is designed to prepare dedicated, knowledgeable, skillful, ethically responsible, and socially and culturally aware professionals for the 21st century. We seek talented and engaged students, with diverse counseling and counseling-related professional experiences, who are committed to teaching, research, scholarship, technology, leadership, collaboration, advocacy, multiculturalism and social justice in counseling and counselor education. Our graduates will become scholars, administrators and leaders who will design, implement and evaluate innovative counseling and educational projects or services focused on the empowerment of marginalized populations and the promotion of equity and fairness worldwide.
Our innovative online program prepares school teachers, administrators, staff, advisors, tutors in schools and universities, human service workers, and individuals interested in counseling work to advocate and support students, their families, clients and local communities. Our certificate program allows students to learn in a flexible environment, with flexible online classwork, without the hassle of traffic and on-campus parking. Students will meet online each week for a 90-minute interactive discussion with the professor, instructors and classmates, in order to stay connected and challenged.
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- Siu-Man Raymond Ting, Professor, Program Coordinator of Counselor Education Program, and Director of Graduate Programs, ELPHD Department
- Stanley Baker, Professor of Counselor Education, Counselor Education Program, Coordinator of the School Counseling Program, Adviser to the Nu Sigma Chi Chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling and Academic Honor Society International, ELPHD Department
- Marc Grimmett, Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Counselor Education, ELPHD Department
- Sylvia Nassar, Professor, Doctoral Program Coordinator, Counselor Education, ELPHD Department
- Rolanda Mitchell, Teaching Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, ELPHD Department
- Angela Smith, Teaching Associate Professor, Coordinator of College Counseling Program, Counselor Education, ELPHD Department
- Adria Shipp-Dunbar, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, ELPHD Department
- Helen Lupton-Smith, Teaching Assistant Professor, Clinical Coordinator, Counselor Education, ELPHD Department
- Cristina Braga, Teaching Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, ELPHD Department
- Sharon Chung, Teaching Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, ELPHD Department
- Nicole Childs, Teaching Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, ELPHD Department
- Myshalae Jamerson-Euring, Teaching Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, ELPHD Department
- Jose Picart, Senior Faculty Fellow, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Professor of Counselor Education, ELPHD Department and Executive Director, Wake Partnership for Postsecondary Success