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Winona State Counselor Education Program

The counseling program at Winona State University prepares students in a variety of counseling programs. You will learn communication skills, group development, career counseling, and how to join with others in an experiential learning environment that is certified by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).

A wealth of knowledge and experience will be gained through your academic and applied learning experience during your program of study, and you will find that upon graduation you are well-prepared for entry into a variety of professional counseling settings.  CACREP program outcomes for the Community Counseling and School Counseling programs may be accessed at the following link: CACREP program outcomes (pdf).

The WSU Counseling Program will help you prepare and develop skills with evening and weekend classes, courses on two campuses, progressive online learning, and outstanding faculty who have a variety of experience and interests.

Community partnerships with Hawthorne Learning Center, and Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, as well as, through our on-site Community Training Clinic prepare students with hands-on learning experiences necessary to excel in a variety of counseling fields.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Counselor Education Department is to prepare effective counselors, leaders, and agents of change in a variety of professional counseling settings.  The department is committed to multicultural education and to preparing students for respectful, responsible work with clients reflecting the broad diversity of society.