The M.S.Ed. in Counseling Program is CACREP-accredited and meets the criteria set forth by the State of Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation for those seeking licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Graduates who choose the emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will be eligible to take the examination to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Upon completion of post-graduate clinical experience, these graduates will be eligible to take the examination for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).
The Counseling Program also meets requirements for licensure as a Professional School Counselor in the state of Illinois. Graduates who choose the emphasis in School Counseling will follow a curriculum approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Successful graduates can be recommended by QU for licensure with an endorsement in the area of School Counseling.
Some states require graduation from a CACREP-accredited program in order to be licensed to practice. However, most states use the CACREP curriculum as their academic requirement for licensure.
Current state licensing board contact information for Clinical Mental Health counseling licensure can be found at: http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/licensure-requirements/state-professional-counselor-licensure-boards
Current state licensing board contact information for School Counseling licensure or certification can be found at: http://www.nasdtec.net/page/Interstate