Counselor Education Master's Program
University of Louisiana at Lafayette College of Education
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Earning your counselor education master’s degree will prepare you for a career in counseling, helping children and adults with their relationships, mental health, and personal goals. After you’ve earned your master’s degree, you’ll be prepared to work as a school counselor or community counselor, working to help improve other people’s lives.
Our counselor education master’s program includes focus areas in:
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- School Counseling
With your master’s degree in counselor education, you’ll understand how to best communicate with your clients, evaluate the factors that influence a person’s wellbeing, apply contemporary methods for evaluating and treating clients, and lead group and individual counseling sessions. Throughout your time in our counselor education master’s program, you’ll have opportunities to work with clients in our on-site clinic, gaining practical experience as you earn your degree.
Our counselor education master’s degree curriculum is designed to align with professional standards so you can get the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient, by these standards, will allow you to meet the demands of your field and expand your opportunities.
Students who enter our counselor education master’s program range in age from 22 to 65. As a result, they bring a wide range of prior experience. The diversity in age and experience our students bring to our master’s program in counselor education is one of our most valuable learning tools. Their experience may be volunteer or paid, and may have taken place in education, business, mental health care, or other settings. If you do not have experience in a helping relationship, we usually recommend that you volunteer in a school or agency before you apply to the counselor education master’s program.