Counseling Master's Program
The counseling faculty is committed to training multiculturally-competent community counselors and school counselors to serve clients in urban environments. The Counseling Area enrolls students who desire a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology.
The Community Counseling concentration prepares students for work in a variety of community settings such as mental health clinics, community agencies, counseling centers, colleges, universities, and businesses.
The School Counseling concentration prepares students to work as school counselors. The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Students are trained to apply the principles of learning, human development, counseling, research, and measurement within the schools. Preparation is designed to enable students to deliver counseling services to schools and their extended communities.
The Post-Master's Certifications in School and Community Counseling are for students who already possess a Master's degree. Students are admitted as Non-Degree Candidates (NDC). They need to meet the requirements for either school counselor or community counselor certification, which are generally lesser than those required for the M.S.
During the 2012-2013 academic year, the Counseling Program faculty will be holding informational meetings once each month. All prospective students are invited to take advantage of these opportunities to meet with a faculty member and a current graduate student. They will be available to answer questions about the Counseling Program and to give a preliminary review of transcripts. These meetings will be held on the dates listed below from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Enderis Hall room 772.
Meeting dates are:
- September 19, 2012 - Dr. Marty Sapp
- October 17, 2012 - Dr. Nadya Fouad
- November 14, 2012 - Dr. Stephen Wester
- December 12, 2012 - Dr. Tony Hains
- February 20, 2013 - Dr. Shannon Chavez-Korell
- March 13, 2013 - Dr. Tom Baskin
- April 17, 2013 - Dr. Lean Arndt
Thank you for your interest in our master's program. We are very excited about the work we are doing at UWM and are deeply committed to training multiculturally-competent counselors.
For those interested in applying to the Counseling program, please be advised that we only accept new students once per year, each Fall semester.
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Jessica Brumm-Larson looked at a number of schools before choosing UWM and its urban education mission. "I was very impressed with the school's urban focus and its connections to the community. I worked for years in a summer camp for children with HIV and AIDS, and I knew I wanted to do counseling in leadership and empowerment with urban, low-income youths," she says.