The University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate counseling program prepares students to become culturally responsive, effective professional counselors for Alaska counseling practitioners through coursework and supervised internship experiences that emphasize the development of the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions associated with the counseling field ecological perspective. Students who complete the school counseling track, a 48-credit-hour program, are eligible for certification as school counselors in Alaska. Students who complete the clinical mental health counseling track, a 60-credit-hour program, are eligible for licensure in Alaska as professional counselors with additional post-degree requirements. Students who complete this track are eligible to work in community and mental health agencies or as private clinicians in clinical mental health organizations once licensed.
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted accreditation to the following programs in the UAF School of Education counseling program: clinical mental health counseling (M.Ed.) and school counseling (M.Ed.).
Minimum Requirements for Counseling Master's Degree: 48-60 credits; School Counselor certification: 39-42 credits
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