This degree is designed to prepare student affairs professionals for employment within institutions of higher education. The Counseling - Student Affairs program emphasizes a counseling foundation for preparing college student affairs personnel to foster student development. The goal of the training program is to prepare college student personnel in the following areas through classroom instruction, fieldwork experience, practica and internships: (a) human growth and development, (b) social and cultural foundations, (c) helping relationships, (d) group work, (e) career and lifestyle development, (f) appraisal, (g) research and program evaluation, and (h) professional orientation. Additionally, curricular experiences are provided in: (a) foundations of student affairs practice in higher education, (b) contextual dimensions: student affairs practice in higher education, (c) knowledge and skills for the practice of student affairs in higher education, and (d) internship.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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