Welcome to the Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel website!
The Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel offers accredited programs in College Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and College Student Personnel. The counselor and college student personnel educators in this department have a wealth of professional experiences to both support and challenge you through your academic and professional preparation journey. We expect high academic rigor and personal growth of our students.
Being that our Department is a professional graduate program in a public institution our Department pledges to make educational opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Our Department also complies with professional ethics that include the principles of acting to benefit others, promoting justice, respecting autonomy, being faithful, and doing no harm. Furthermore, our professional ethics mandate that counselors and student affairs professionals will not discriminate on the basis of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, ability, gender identity, race, class, religion, or sexual orientation (American College Personnel Association, nd) and that “Through an awareness of the impact of stereotyping and unwarranted discrimination (e.g., biases based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation), certified counselors guard the individual rights and personal dignity of the client in the counseling relationship” (National Board of Certified Counselors, 2006). It is our intent that students embrace this professional identity.
Our faculty members utilize their experience and active learning pedagogies to inspire classroom learning and professional skills. I am very proud to be a part of this department.
If you cannot find what you need on our website, feel free to contact me at 717-477-1603 or at email@example.com.
Prospective students interested in studying school counseling who are not certified teachers, please be aware that beginning January 1, 2011, all school counseling students admitted will need to complete a 60 credit hour program and will be dual certified. This is in response to recent changes required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.