School Counseling Ed.M. Awarded National Accreditation
The Board of Directors for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) extended the accreditation of Rutgers Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) School Counseling Masters Program (Ed.M.) until March of 2018. Previously the program was under conditional accreditation with the council. As a result of actions of the program, staff, and school working to meet CACREP standards, the provisional conditions were removed and accreditation was extended for the remainder of the eight-year cycle.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation independently recognizes CACREP for accrediting specialized programs by assessing how well the program is meeting professional standards. The process of applying for accreditation involves a self-study done by a liaison from the program in question followed by reviews and visits from CACREP consultants and can take several years to complete. This accreditation exemplifies the honor and prestige of the School Counseling Program to peers, prospective students, and future employers.
Accredited programs provide students with the prerequisites for meeting credentials and prepare them for entry into professional practice.