Northeastern Illinois University

College of Education

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling

Address:

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

Phone:

1-773-442-6001

Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Counselor Education Rehabilitation Counseling program is committed to improving the lives of persons with disabilities by providing qualified (CRC-eligible) professional rehabilitation counselors trained in the current best practices of rehabilitation services to work in public and private agencies serving a diverse state and nation. The goals of the Rehabilitation Counseling program are to facilitate the client's maximum functioning and quality of life in their environment of choice, including work. The program also combines elements of medical, psychological, social, and communication skills and provides graduates with a set of competencies that allows them to function as capable, effective rehabilitation counseling professionals. Careers (please provide several career outcomes for your program, these are just examples from a different program) • Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychotherapist • Individual, Couple, Family counselor • Crisis Counselor • Mental Health Therapist • Outreach Worker • Substance Abuse Counselor • Executive Director of Community Agency Program of Study Rehabilitation Counseling requires a minimum of 48 credit hours, or 16 courses. COUN 402 Developmental Counseling............................3 cr. COUN 403 Theories of Counseling..................................3 cr. COUN 404 Assessment & Evaluation in Counseling........3 cr. COUN 405 Individual Counseling Skills...........................3 cr. COUN 406 Group Counseling..........................................3 cr. COUN 408 Research Seminar..........................................3 cr. COUN 409 Career Development......................................3 cr. COUN 427 Diagnostic Systems for Counseling...............3 cr. COUN 430 Social & Cultural Diversity in Counseling.......3 cr. COUN 433 Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling.....3 cr. COUN 434 Medical & Psychological Aspects of Disability...............................................3 cr. COUN 435 Work and Disability........................................3 cr. COUN 436 Case Management in Rehabilitation Counseling...............................................3 cr. COUN 446 Practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling.........3 cr. COUN 463 Internship I: Rehabilitation Counseling..........3 cr. COUN 473 Internship II: Rehabilitation Counseling.........3 cr.

Accreditation:

The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Colleges of Teacher Education (NCATE), the premier accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. This means that our programs and our faculty undergo a rigorous peer review process every seven years. Our theme, COE Professionals; Reflective, Collaborative, Transformative, underpins our emphasis on our performance standards aligned with the Illinois Standards for School Professionals (IPTS). The Rehabilitation Counseling program at Northeastern Illinois University is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), www.core-rehab.org, through 2017 . The master's degree program admits students twice a year, in the spring and fall terms, and allows for both part-time and full-time study.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 48

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671. USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999