Counselor Education Department Mission Statement
The faculty of the counselor education program is dedicated to educating counselor education professionals as scholar practitioners to function in culturally diverse settings. This program utilizes an experiential and theory-to-practice model emphasizing development, prevention and intervention. The program areas are designed to provide challenging, yet supportive environments that promote professional orientation, commitment to inquiry and self-awareness.
The faculty is dedicated to the recruitment, retention and education of diverse professionals. In order to prepare counselor education professionals, the faculty, through a program of planned educational experiences, attempts to develop in each graduate:
- Respect for the dignity and worth of all individuals
- Commitment to the fulfillment of human potential
- An understanding of educational and counseling processes
- Knowledge in the counseling program area
- Ethical competencies
- Commitment to inquiry
- Advocacy dispositions
Please see the Counselor Education Handbook for general information.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Thank you for your interest in the Master of Education/Educational Specialist degree program in clinical mental health counseling at Clemson University. This CACREP-accredited program is dedicated to preparing counselors who possess the skills and dispositions to work effectively with diverse populations and to engage in data-driven practices. Students completing the M.Ed./Ed.S. degree program in clinical mental health counseling can find employment working with children, adults and/or families in any number of settings, including but not limited to: mental health counseling agencies, behavioral health settings, addiction treatment centers, group homes, residential treatment centers, hospitals and private practice settings. Information is available about clinical mental health counseling students, including admissions and enrollment data, graduation and employment, and National Counselor Exam outcomes. The 2015-16 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Annual Report documents other program data and modifications.
The program and program faculty reside in the Department of Education and Human Development. Current program faculty include program coordinator Corrine Sackett, Ph.D., Amy Milsom, D.Ed., David Scott, Ph.D., Elaine Hiott, Ph.D. and Tiffany Rogers, Ph.D.
Students may complete the program on a part-time or full-time basis. The full-time program can be completed in two years, including one summer. All students must complete the program in six years. Courses are taught late afternoon and evenings, Monday through Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. or later. Approximately half of the courses are taught at Clemson University and the other half at the University Center in Greenville during each semester. Full-time students will need to travel back and forth to both locations, and carpooling is encouraged. Most students tend to live in Clemson or Greenville. Typically the program does not offer online classes.
Clemson's program in clinical mental health counseling is designed to help students meet the degree, coursework and practicum requirements in South Carolina to pursue the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential after graduation.