West Chester University offers CACREP accredited programs that provides excellent preparation for a career as a counseling professional: the M.Ed. in School Counseling and the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. All of our master's programs satisfy the core educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and most other states.
Our programs' CACREP accreditation ensures a commitment to high academic and fieldwork standards and a focus on professionalism and ethics. CACREP graduates perform better on the National Counselor Examination and are eligible to become National Certified Counselors upon graduation, once passing that exam, streamlining the licensure application process.
In preparation for employment, WCU's programs offer a vast number of field placement sites with experienced supervisors as well as professional field experience coordinators who offer assistance in securing the best placement options available.
Our faculty are counseling professionals with real-world experience bringing their teaching to life. Many have authored the textbooks used in our courses. Additionally, each candidate in the program has a full time faculty member advisor to help make the most of their graduate experience.
Applicants interested in reviewing departmental syllabi, which include methods of instruction, can contact Dr. Karen Dickinson for more information and copies of course syllabi.