The M.Ed. program offers preparation in two specialty areas: 1) Clinical Mental Health Counseling and 2) School Counseling. The program of study is typically completed within two academic years.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Year of Entry

Number of Graduates

Credentialing Exam Pass Rates*

Completion Rates**

Job Placement Rates

2021 CACREP Compliant

(Spring 2023)

(Spring 2023)

(Spring 2023)

(Spring 2023)

2020 CACREP Compliant

4

3/4
75%

3/4

Survey in progress

2019 CACREP Compliant

8 100%
8/8
100%
8/8
100%
(4/4)
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2018

4

100%
(4/4)

100%
(4/4)

100%
(4/4)

2017

6

100%
(6/6)

100%
(6/6)

100%
(6/6)

2016

3

100%
(3/3)

100%
(3/3)

100%
(3/3)

* The Professional Educator Standards Board requires that all school counseling candidates pass a comprehensive exam. The Washington Department of Health does not require passing an exam for initial licensure. The MEd program administers a comprehensive exam to both school counseling and mental health counseling candidates each year as a program completion requirement. The program plans to use the CPCE exam, but was unable to offer this exam to the MEd 2021 graduating cohort because testing centers were not available due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The credential exam pass rates reflect those candidates who have passed the exam to date.

** Completion rates for each year reflect the total number of program completers to date.

 

School Counseling

Year of Entry

Number of Graduates

Credentialing Exam Pass Rates*

Completion Rates**

Job Placement Rates

2020 CACREP Compliant

13

10/13
77%

10/13
77%

Survey in progress

2019 CACREP Compliant

17

94%
(16/17)

94%
(16/17)

Survey in progress

2018

7

100%
(7/7)

100%
(7/7)

100%
(7/7)

2017

8

100%
(8/8)

100%
(8/8)

88%
(7/8)

2016

9

100%
(9/9)

100%
(9/9)

100%
(9/9)

* The Professional Educator Standards Board requires that all school counseling candidates pass a comprehensive exam. The Washington Department of Health does not require passing an exam for initial licensure. The MEd program administers a comprehensive exam to both school counseling and mental health counseling candidates each year as a program completion requirement. The program plans to use the CPCE exam, but was unable to offer this exam to the MEd 2021 graduating cohort because testing centers were not available due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The credential exam pass rates reflect those candidates who have passed the exam to date.

** Completion rates for each year reflect the total number of program completers to date.

 

 

Below is information on certification only MEd candidates (not included in the counts above) who already held a master’s degree in counseling and who earned the ESA certificate in school counseling. Beginning with the CACREP Compliant cohort, the program no longer offers the certification only pathway.

  • 2018-2019, 2 certificate only candidates, 100% Completed, 100% Employed
  • 2017-2018, 2 certificate only candidates, 100% Completed, 100% Employed
  • 2016-2017, 3 certificate only candidates, 100% Completed, 100% Employed