Counselor Education and College Student Affairs

Welcome to Counselor Education and College Student Affairs!

We welcome your interest in our programs. Our faculty are committed to the preparation of professional counselors who will serve in community settings, mental health facilities, hospitals, college campuses, and schools. We offer the following programs:

 

Current counseling students, click here for Field Experiences!

Counselor Education and College Student Affairs Faculty Contacts

Counselor Education Program (CEP)
Dr. Mark S. Parrish, Department Chair

M.Ed. Professional Counseling (Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling)
Dr. Julia Whisenhunt, Program Co-Coordinator

M.Ed. Professional Counseling (College Student Affairs)
Dr. Matt Varga, CSA Program Director

Ed.S. Professional Counseling and Supervision
Dr. Julia Chibbaro, Ed.S. Co-Coordinator

Ed.D. Professional Counseling and Supervision
Dr. Mark S. Parrish, Program Director

 

 

The University of West Georgia affirms the equal dignity of each person by valuing cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in students, faculty, and staff. The Department of Clinical and Professional Studies (CPS) is committed to recruiting a diverse student body and fostering an educational environment in which diversity is embraced. As such, CPS will not tolerate discrimination against any persons.

 

2014-2015 Program Information

During Academic Year 2014/2015, the University of West Georgia M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (Clinical Mental Health) had 87 active majors and 19 graduates. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the national counselor preparation, licensing and certification examinations. Of the reported scores, our graduates achieved the following pass rates on the 2014-2015 administrations of the National Counselor Examination (NCE): 100%. Of the admitted students to the CMHC program, we have a completion rate of approximately 80%, with only 7% of students who went inactive for no known reason, and a job placement rate of approximately 90%.

During Academic Year 2014/2015, the University of West Georgia M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (School Counseling) had 75 active majors and 34 graduates. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the national counselor preparation, licensing and certification examinations. Of the reported scores, our graduates achieved the following pass rates on the 2014-2015 administrations of the GACE School Counseling Content Tests I & II:  97%. Of the admitted students to the School Counseling program, we have a completion rate of approximately 87%, with only 3.7% of students who went inactive for no known reason, and a job placement rate of approximately 90%.

 

 

 

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