Counseling and Special Education

Program assessment and evaluation

Counselor students wearing graduation caps and gowns.

A few key outcome data metrics for our programs in the 2016-17 academic year:

Graduates

In summer 2016, fall 2016 and spring 2017, 22 students earned master’s degrees in the school counseling track, and five students earned M.Ed. degrees in the college student development and counseling track. We also celebrated our first graduate of the Ph.D. in Education, Concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Completion rate

Approximately 95 percent of students admitted to the M.Ed. in counseling’s school counseling concentration and 90 percent of the students admitted to its college student development and counseling concentration complete the degree program. For our doctoral graduate, this represented a 100 percent completion rate.

National Counselor Examination

Although the NCE exam is not a component of program requirements, several students take it each year. Of the students who took the exam in 2016, 100 percent passed.

Job placement rate

Approximately 95 percent of school counseling track graduates and 80 percent of college student development and counseling track graduates obtain jobs in counseling or a related field within six months of completing our M.Ed. program. For our doctoral program, 100 percent of our doctoral graduates obtain jobs in counselor education and supervision jobs within six months of completing the degree.

Assessment report