Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Ranked among the top universities in the country1, Wake Forest is committed to educating the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives and building a community dedicated to serving humanity.
Wake Forest University offers programs in liberal arts as well as graduate and professional education. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business1 enrich the intellectual environment of the campus.
A student/faculty ratio of 11:1 encourages personal interaction and intellectual collaboration between students and professors. Most classes have less than 25 students and are taught by faculty teacher-scholars, not graduate students.
Why You Should Choose Wake Forest:
Wake Forest University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The Wake Forest on-campus Master of Arts in Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the university faculty are currently working with CACREP to determine whether the online programs will fall within the existing accreditation or whether separate accreditation for the programs will be necessary. The School Counseling track of Master of Arts in Counseling is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
1 See http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/wake-forest-university-199847/overall-rankings
Wake Forest University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Wake Forest University's Master of Arts in Counseling – Clinical Mental Health online program is dedicated to training highly-skilled counselors, who are committed to serving the needs of their communities. Whether they are working in mental health, substance abuse and addictions, career counseling or other counseling specialties, students excel as community leaders, advocates and practitioners who model compassionate service to humanity and promote prevention, early intervention and wellness.
Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing: The Wake Forest counseling program prepares students for careers as mental health counselors. As a CACREP-accredited program, the program of study through the Department of Counseling meets the licensure requirements for most states. However, certain states may have other requirements, for example four states do not accept online degree programs for licensure. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to check with their state licensing boards to determine what requirements are necessary and to plan for meeting those requirements, if any.
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Counseling program are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) which leads to certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Wake Forest University's Master of Arts in Counseling – School Counseling online program is dedicated to training highly-skilled counselors, who are committed to serving the needs of children and their families. Working in K-12 schools, students excel as community leaders, advocates and practitioners who model compassionate service and promote prevention, early intervention and wellness of children around the world.
School Counseling Certification/License: The Wake Forest counseling program prepares students for careers as school counselors. As a NCATE-accredited program, the program of study through the Department of Counseling meets the licensure requirements for most states. However, in some states, school counselors are required to also have a teaching credential and/or teaching experience. Students are responsible for verifying licensure requirements for their individual state.
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