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College of Education’s Counselor Education Program Re-accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Students Receiving School Counseling

The NC State College of Education’s Counselor Education program has been re-accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The program includes the master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, College Counseling and Student Affairs, and School Counseling as well as the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development Counseling and Counselor Education concentration. 

“Counselor education has among the most comprehensive and rigorous accreditation standards in professional education. The NC State Counselor Education program is extraordinary by all meaningful measures of importance, significance and impact in our communities. We are fortunate to attract truly accomplished and experienced students, who work with our world-class faculty and staff to create a thriving learning and service community,” said Professor of Counselor Education Marc Grimmett.  “Our CACREP accreditation hardly reflects the dynamic and powerful nature of these integrated programs and people, or the positive collective impact on individuals, families and systems. Nevertheless, our programs have been continuously accredited for more than 30 years, demonstrating our commitment to upholding the professional and ethical standards of the counseling and counselor education profession.”

The Counselor Education program began in 1946 and is in extremely high demand today, receiving about 540 applications combined for the summer and fall 2024 semesters. 
It is also home to the Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC), which provides accessible and affordable counseling services to individuals, couples and families in North Carolina with a focus on supporting community members who may not otherwise have access to mental health care. The center has become an international model for counselor education, supervision, education and research, with the model being replicated at North Carolina Central University and Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.