Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Master of Education in School & Community Counseling

Address:

820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States

Phone:

1-312-915-8900

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in School & Community Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MEd degree in School and Community Counseling prepares professionals who are knowledgeable about cultural influences on human development and who can meet client concerns from diverse cultural perspectives. A central goal of the program is to prepare culturally sensitive practitioners who, regardless of the setting, base their practices on scholarly inquiry. Graduates of the school and community counseling program are prepared to serve in a wide variety of professional roles, including counseling and consultation on personal and educational issues and career development and adjustment.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for licensing as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois upon graduation. The program is also approved to lead to the School Counseling Endorsement under the Professional Educator License (PEL) by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Graduates are then subsequently eligible to apply for licensing as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois after receiving two years of post-degree supervised experience. This is the program to which persons should apply who are interested in becoming licensed for master's-level practice, regardless of whether or not they are considering doctoral education in the future.

Program Benefits

  • Become eligible to apply for LPC licensure, school counselor license, and, subsequent to supervised experience, LCPC licensure.
  • Complete the program in two years (plus summers).

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for licensing as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois upon graduation. Graduates are then subsequently eligible for licensing as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois after receiving two years of post-degree supervised experience and a passing score on the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE). Graduates will also have completed the educational requirements to qualify for School Counselor Licensure in the State of Illinois, with either a standard teaching certificate or additional course work in education that are required by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).This is the program to which persons should apply who are interested in becoming licensed for master's-level practice in school or community settings, regardless of whether or not they are considering doctoral education in the future

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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