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CACREP Accreditation 


Mission Statement

The principle mission of the Department of Counselor Education at Bridgewater State University is to prepare high quality master’s level counselors for various settings in Massachusetts and the nation. More specifically, we prepare; quality School Counselors to serve students, families, and communities in PreK-12 educational settings; Clinical Mental Health Counselors to serve individuals, families, and/or groups in community, non-profit, or private agencies; and Student Affairs Counselors to serve as academic advisors, career advisors, residential hall advisors, or likewise in institutes of higher education.

Program Objectives

Our objectives are to:

  • Guide students in understanding their roles and responsibilities within the ethical and legal guidelines germane to counseling and student affairs professions.
  • Foster the development of expertise in counseling skills.
  • Instill a commitment to uphold best practices within counseling and student affairs professions.
  • Cultivate diversity and social justice competence within counseling and student affairs professions.

Methods of Instruction

The counseling courses are taught using various dynamic and innovative methods. Our counseling lab utilizes state of the art technology allowing for technology enhanced live supervision with clinical skill development. While our courses are predominantly taught in the evening, some variances such as hybrid and intensive courses are available.

Annual Assessment Report

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2019-2020 Program Outcome Reports

Mental Health Counseling

Program Enrollment: 77
Program Graduates: 14
Completion Rate: 94%
Average Class Size: 12-15

School Counseling

Program Enrollment: 36
Program Graduates: 14
Completion Rate: 93%
Average Class Size: 12-15