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

The master of arts in education and human development in the field of rehabilitation counseling degree program offers both a 48-credit and a 60-credit track.

The 48-credit master of arts in education and human development 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 program is similar to the 48-credit program, but adds four courses consistent with the requirements for certification as a rehabilitation counselor and licensure eligibility as a professional counselor. This program prepares graduates to design, develop, and evaluate rehabilitation counseling services in order to best meet the needs of persons with disabilities in their professional counseling settings. Students learn to apply foundational rehabilitation counseling principles and to develop a 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.

The regular program also offers optional concentrations in autism spectrum disorders, substance abuse and psychiatric disabilities, and traumatic brain injury.

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 6185Internship 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.

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 6185Internship 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