Counselor Education Programs
The Counselor Education Department offers 4 graduate programs with quality instructive, experiential, and applied learning opportunities.
As a Counselor Education student, you’ll develop a personal theory and practice of counseling. And with a 100% job placement rate (2021-2022), Counselor Education will help you become an effective counselor, leader, and agent of change in different settings.
Become a MN Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) to help people who have addictions.
This online graduate certificate program is ideal for working professionals, and it can be completed alongside a master’s degree.
This program also meets part of the requirement for a WI Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC).
Become a professional licensed counselor to support individuals with issues that affect their mental health.
This master’s degree program will prepare you to work in public and private community counseling settings.
Level up in your current human services career.
With this non-clinical degree, you will gain a better understanding of how to engage and collaborate with others in professional settings.
Become a professional school counselor to help students in Pre-K – 12 grades to effectively develop academic, career, and social-emotional growth.
With this master’s degree, you’ll learn to create programs to support individual students and entire classrooms.
This data is from the 2021-2022 academic year.
- 16 Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degrees
- 11 School Counseling master’s degrees
Students who earned these degrees met the following requirements:
- at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- successful completion of capstone or thesis project
- passing score on the CPCE exam or written exam, if needed
- 100% of Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduates passed their licensure exams
- 100% of School Counseling graduates passed their licensure exams
- 81% of students completed the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the expected rate of completion
- 100% of students completed the School Counseling program at the expected rate of completion
WSU’s Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling programs have been accredited through March 31, 2025, by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
As part of their comprehensive assessment plan, the Counselor Education Department annually collects and analyzes program outcome data along with student and advisory board feedback. This information is compiled into Winona State University’s Counselor Education Annual Report (PDF) .
WSU’s School Counseling program was also accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) from 2015 to 2022.
Graduates of the Counselor Education program will be recognized by most state licensing and registration boards in clinical mental health and school counseling specialties.