Puget Sound’s Master of Education in Counseling (M. Ed.) program focuses on developing skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers in social service and mental health agencies, as well as preparing graduates to become certified as school counselors. Candidates are placed in local schools and agencies for part-time, yearlong internship experiences. They benefit from the strong connections that Puget Sound faculty have to the schools and community, and from the small, collaborative classes, active development of cultural competence, and personal mentoring from both experienced faculty members and internship supervisors.
As a counseling candidate in our M.Ed. program you will have the opportunity to explore questions such as: What skills would help me promote positive change in a variety of settings? How can I explain and understand the behavior of others? Will I be able to work effectively with families, or even larger systems, as well as individuals? How will I know if what I am doing is enhancing the well-being of people?
Effective Fall 2019 the Master of Education in Counseling program will require a 15-unit program of study that is consistent with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation standards. The University of Puget Sound is currently seeking this new accreditation. Pending approval of the accreditation process, candidates who graduate within 18 months from the time the first CACREP compliant cohort completes the program will be recognized as completing a CACREP program.