Counselor Education Student Resources

As you pursue your degree from the Counselor Education Department, these are forms and resources you may find useful. View the Counselor Education Department Student Handbook (PDF) for more information.

If you wish to add the Alcohol and Drug Counseling graduate certificate to you master’s degree, talk to the Addictions Counseling Certificate Program Coordinator.

Then complete the Addiction Counseling Certificate Program Plan (PDF).

If you have completed all course requirements or will be enrolled in your last course(s), then you are eligible to take the comprehensive exam.

You’ll need to complete and submit the Comprehensive Exam Process (PDF) request.

View the archive of current and past Counselor Education Syllabi.

If you intend to graduate this semester, learn more about the process for graduation and commencement ceremony.

You can work closely with faculty in the Counselor Education Department through a graduate assistantship, which provides tuition reimbursement and pay stipend.

Applications begin in March and will be reviewed in May for the following academic year. Positions are posted on Handshake, WSU’s online job posting site.


Use the Student Professional Identity Development Grant Application Form (PDF) to request funds for your participation in professional development activities.

For reimbursement after travel, be sure to follow the PID Grant Guidelines (PDF).


The Department of Counselor Education offers four $1,000 scholarships to support graduate students. View the WSU CED Handbook to learn more about these scholarships and the application process.

Submit your applications to Casey Pronschinske at by April 3 for the following academic year. The Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients based on the eligibility criteria and the quality of the application essay by April 30.

To drop or add a program of study to your previously submitted Candidacy Form, you will need to submit the Supplement to Candidacy Form (PDF).

Practicum & Internship

Contact your advisor for a list of approved practicum and internship sites or view site placements in Tevera.

Site supervisors should consult the WSU Counselor Education Field Placement Handbook  (PDF) for more information. 

Chi Sigma Iota

Chi Sigma Iota is the international counseling academic and professional honor society. Members commit to maintaining high standards of professional competence and service. 

Our goal is to serve others to the best of our ability and to encourage other members of the counseling profession to do the same. Members of the Society have distinguished themselves through scholarship and professional excellence. 

WSU’s Counselor Education chapter, Rho Sigma Upsilon, is active with more than 30 members in Winona and Rochester. 

We invite students with a 3.5 GPA and 9 credits to join by visiting the CSI website and paying the membership fee online with a credit card. The faculty advisor will be notified of a student’s membership and will add new members’ names and email addresses to the Counselor Education Department’s listserv.

New members will get information about meetings, current projects, and fundraisers. Earnings from fundraisers are dispensed according to goals set by the officers. New Counselor Education students are welcome to attend meetings and become involved in activities prior to officially joining CSI at the national level.

For more details, contact your advisor.

Dr. Dawnette Cigrand
Department Chair

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Casey Pronschinske
Office Manager

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