Department of Counseling
The Community and School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is the accrediting body of the American Counseling Association and is evidence of an attitude and philosophy that program excellence is a fundamental goal.
The purpose of the Counseling Department is to prepare a diverse student population at the master's degree level for professional service as school counselors, professional mental health counselors, student affairs professionals, and/or for advanced study. Graduates of the program are prepared to function professionally within their areas of specialization.
Service to community is a major emphasis, with all faculty providing seminars to schools and service agencies, and with student interns providing counseling through a department/college-sponsored clinic to children, families, and individuals in the Omaha metropolitan area.
Program graduates are prepared to fill the need for trained professionals, to address the violence and other social problems occurring in today's metropolitan areas, and to respond to the critical shortage of elementary school counselors. Virtually all of the program's graduates obtain professional employment in the Omaha metropolitan area.