WSU Counselor Education Students participating a group activity.


The Winona State University Counselor Education programs have been accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs in accordance with CACREP.

The WSU Counselor Education department, as part of their comprehensive assessment plan, annually collects and analyzes program outcome data along with student and advisory board feedback. This information is compiled into a Winona State University's Counselor Education Annual Report (PDF). 

The WSU School Counseling Program is currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE was de facto consolidated into the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on July 1, 2013.

As the gold standard in counselor preparation and training, graduates of the WSU Counselor Education program will be recognized by most state licensing and registration boards in clinical mental health and school counseling specialties.