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Department of Counselor Education

Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education. Kutztown University offers CACREP accredited Graduate Counseling programs in: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling, and School Counseling. Kutztown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the School Counseling programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The Department's CACREP accredited programs meet the academic requirements of most Licensure Boards across the United States.  In addition, "research studies demonstrate that students from CACREP-accredited programs perform better on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) and pass the NCE at higher rates" (CACREP, 2013).

Our goal is to provide you with the curricular instruction and clinical experiences expected of professional counselors in the 21st century.  As you progress through your degree program, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for success in working with individuals across the life-span.  You will have the opportunity to work with nationally recognized faculty, participate in research and service projects, experience a wide range of hands-on counseling activities, and develop life-long friendships with fellow students.  

Our graduates go on to become Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Counselors, and Certified School Counselors. Additionally, a number of department graduates have chosen to further their studies by pursuing doctoral degrees.   

Kutztown University's Counselor Education program has been selected as one of the Best Counseling Degrees in the Northeast (the following states were taken into consideration: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine) and KU is ranked 16th in Affordability.  (Hughes, K. (2017) bestcounselingdegrees.net)

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