Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Rehabilitation Counseling

The 48-credit master of arts in education and human development (MA Ed&HD) in the field of rehabilitation counseling degree program prepares highly knowledgeable students to become professional practitioners assisting persons who are physically, mentally, emotionally, or socially disabled to become empowered and to assume or to resume their place in society. This program leads to licensure and public and private employment opportunities.

The 60-credit certification and licensure eligibility program prepares graduates to design, develop, and evaluate clinical rehabilitation counseling services in order to best meet the needs of persons with disabilities in their professional counseling settings. Students learn to apply foundational clinical rehabilitation counseling principles and develop a clinical counseling plan of services. Program graduates are eligible for both certification (certified rehabilitation counselor) and state licensure.

Areas of concentration include autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, and psychiatric disabilities and substance abuse.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the program website for additional information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:  A minimum of 48 credits for the regular program or a minimum of 60 credits for the program with licensure eligibility.

Regular program

Minimum 48 credits

Required
CNSL 6130Vocational Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities
or CNSL 6157 Individual Assessment in Counseling
CNSL 6151Professional and Ethical Orientation to Counseling
CNSL 6153Counseling Interview Skills
CNSL 6154Theories and Techniques of Counseling
CNSL 6155Career Counseling
CNSL 6161Group Counseling
CNSL 6163Social and Cultural Dimensions - CNS
CNSL 6185Practicum/Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6186Advanced Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6376Foundations/Practicum: Rehabilitation and Case Management
CNSL 6378Disability Management and Psychosocial Rehabilitation
CNSL 6380Job Placement and Supported Employment
CNSL 6381Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities
EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
or EDUC 6116 Introduction to Educational Statistics
Electives
6 credits in elective courses selected in consultation with the advisor.

Optional concentrations are available in autism and spectrum disorders, substance abuse and psychiatric disabilities, and traumatic brain injury.

Regular Program with Certification and Licensure Eligibility

Minimum 60 credits

Required
CNSL 6151Professional and Ethical Orientation to Counseling
CNSL 6153Counseling Interview Skills
CNSL 6154Theories and Techniques of Counseling
CNSL 6155Career Counseling
CNSL 6157Individual Assessment in Counseling
CNSL 6159Psychosocial Adaptation
CNSL 6161Group Counseling
CNSL 6163Social and Cultural Dimensions - CNS
CNSL 6169Counseling Substance Abusers
CNSL 6171Family Counseling
CNSL 6173Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
CNSL 6174Trauma and Crisis Intervention
CNSL 6185Practicum/Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6186Advanced Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6376Foundations/Practicum: Rehabilitation and Case Management
CNSL 6378Disability Management and Psychosocial Rehabilitation
CNSL 6380Job Placement and Supported Employment
CNSL 6381Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities
EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
HDEV 6108Life Span Human Development