Do you want to become one of a very special group of people who works in the helping profession of counseling? If you do, then Creighton University may be the place for you. Creighton's program integrates knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop a competent and reflective individual who is effective in helping relationships. Small class enrollment, interaction with instructors, and the personal touch that extends beyond completion of the program are just a few of the many positive aspects of a counseling program at Creighton University. Our multi-track program provides preparation of counselors in the elementary and secondary schools, community counseling, or college counseling and student development services. The Counselor Education program is organized on the assumption that an effective counselor must be a personally adequate person who has a cognitive understanding of humankind and counseling. In addition to intellectual understanding, the counselor must continually develop proficiencies and competence in specific skills germane to helping the relationship. It is important for the student beginning this program to understand that he or she is expected to further his or her maturity in all three areas - personal growth, cognitive understanding, and technical competence. Programs are designed to meet the needs, on the Master's level, of those interested in various counseling roles and student personal services. These programs are designed to develop the competencies demanded of an individual embarking on a career in one of these areas. Such individuals are usually employed by school systems employment services, colleges, and community agencies. To be employed in a school system, a counselor must be certified by a State Department of Education. In many states, counselor certification demands a teaching certificate and teaching experience. Potential employers frequently impose additional requirements above those needed for certification.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission