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Department of Counselor Education

The Department of Counselor Education will prepare you with the appropriate academic and personal growth opportunities to help you become a professional master's degree-level counselor in your chosen specialty area.

Graduate students are expected to develop a high level of self-awareness, a strong knowledge base and competent counseling skills in order to practice ethically and professionally within a diverse society. Consistent with these expectations is the emphasis placed upon your growth in exhibiting the dimensions of warmth, empathy, unconditional positive regard, genuineness and congruence. Our esteemed faculty members will facilitate your development and model appropriate professional behavior.

We offer the following high-quality, career-oriented degree programs. Our master's degree programs are both CACREP-accreditedThis indicator of quality counseling degree programs opens doors for our students. Both our master's degree programs also fulfill the degree requirements needed for the National Counselor Certification (NCC), as well as the Pennsylvania professional counseling license Pennsylvania Licensure Act 136 of 1998  Click on any of these programs for more information about the degree.


Department of Counselor Education
Keystone Hall
Fourth Floor


Learn about Cal U's Student Counseling Association and our chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota international counseling honor society.

CED Handbooks

CED Student Handbook
The CED Student Handbook describes the philosophy, mission and many of the departmental procedures in detail.

Practicum and Clinical Field Handbook
The Clinical Field Handbook describes the Counselor Education field experiences in detail and is the source of many of the documents/forms required for successful completion of the field experiences.

Practicum and Clinical Field Handbook for Site Supervisors
The Site Supervisor’s Clinical Field Handbook provides important information about the procedures and documentation necessary to successfully mentor a counselor education student through the required field experiences.

Dr. Taunya Tinsley Interviews LaMarr Woodley

Cal U offers an online sports counseling certificate program.

Want to learn about what sports counselors do? Watch the Department of Counselor Education's Dr. Taunya Tinsley interview Pittsburgh Steeler¹s LaMarr Woodley!!

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