Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling

Chair: Trinka Messenheimer  
Graduate Coordinator: Susan Norris Huss
451 Education
Phone: 419-372-7312
Email:  shuss@bgsu.edu
Program Web Page: https://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/school-of-intervention-services/mental-health-school-counseling.html

Degrees Offered
Master of Arts
Master of Education

Program(s) Offered

1. MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensure:  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)  Ohio

2. M.Ed in School Counseling

Pupil Services License (Ohio)

Accreditation

1. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

2. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (NCATE)

              Ohio Department of Education

Prerequisites to Graduate Work
Prerequisites for the M.A. and M.Ed. programs include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Admission Procedure
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling should follow the instructions outlined in the Graduate Admission section of this catalog. Applicants should also review the website listed above and/or contact the School of Intervention Services for additional admission materials and requirements.

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue counseling careers in public and private mental health agencies, the criminal justice system, substance abuse programs, religious settings or colleges. The coursework satisfies the academic requirements of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Candidates are prepared to sit for the state licensure examination qualifying individuals to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Students are required to take a minimum of 60 semester credit hours.

Master of Education in School Counseling
The Master of Education in School Counseling curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue school counselor positions in elementary, middle, or secondary schools. Students who complete this coursework will satisfy academic requirements for K-12 school counselor licensure (Pupil Services) in the state of Ohio. Students seeking state licensure must also successfully complete the required Ohio Assessment for Educators exam. Students are required to take a minimum of 60 credit hours for graduation.

Graduate Courses
Please access graduate courses online at http://www.bgsu.edu/registration-records/courses-and-classes/class-course-information.html. Graduate courses in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling use the prefix: COUN.