Welcome to Counselor Education
The Counseling Program at Wayne State University is proud to be one of the oldest Counseling programs in Michigan. We have many alumni who have gone to illustrious careers as practitioners, educators, leaders, and writers. We hope you will consider joining us. We are also proud of being accredited by a number of accrediting bodies.
Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, through the College of Education, offers three graduate programs in Counseling: a Master of Arts degree, an Education Specialist certificate, and a Doctorate.
The Master of Arts degree program has two specializations, Community Counseling and School Counseling, which are appropriate for counseling work in K-12 school systems and various types of community agencies. Students completing the Community Counseling Specialization may also choose an additional area of interest. These are Substance Abuse, Sport and Exercise, Rehabilitation and Art Therapy. These areas of interest qualify students to apply for additional certifications or licenses.
In keeping with the urban mission of the University the mission of the Counselor Education program, as part of the College of Education is:
To prepare professional counselors who are knowledgeable in counseling theories and techniques, who can translate counseling theories and current research strategies in to effective practice, who are committed to respecting diversity among all people and who ascribe to the highest ethical standards and practices.
All counseling program courses are offered in the evening hours (4:15-10:15 pm) permitting our working students the opportunity to pursue their educational endeavors. Additionally the counseling program maintains relationships with community settings (i.e. agencies, school, and institutions) where working students can complete the clinical portions of their program while fulfilling employment obligations elsewhere.
- Carolyn Shields, dean of Wayne State University’s College of Education, and Southfield Public Schools Superintendent Wanda Cook-Robinson joined Craig Fahle
- Carolyn Shields, Dean of College of Education - In The News at Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, Observer & Eccentric, 4/11; Detroit News, 4/12
- College of Education student Christine Center selected as student speaker for the May graduation ceremony at Ford Field
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Calendar of Events
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- 3rd Annual Wayne State University College of Education Conference
- February 5 2014 at 4:30 PMMcGregor Center3rd Annual Wayne State University College of Education Conference on "Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Education: Research Symposium and Educational Dialogue" Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - Friday, February 7, 2014 Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:30 pm. Reception/Keynote Speaker Thursday, February 6, 2014 8:00 a.m. McGregor Memorial Conference Center Friday, February 7, 2014 8:00 a.m. McGregor Memorial Conference Center This annual conference provides attendees with the opportunity to explore and discuss cutting-edge scholarly research and practices related to "the urbanization of poverty" and its impact on the education of children. It brings together scholars, practioners, and community members with a commitment to improving the education of children living in poverty. For more information please visit: coe.wayne.edu Sponsorship opportunities Full Conference Fee includes Wednesday evening reception, breakfast and lunch on Thursday and breakfast on Friday. Single Day Rate includes Days events. Questions can be directed to Office of the Dean at (313) 577-1620 or via email at education firstname.lastname@example.org Lodging available at The Inn On Ferry Street
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