Students pursuing a counseling program in education must be certain that it meets the standards set by the profession. The MSEd in School Counseling and the MSEd in Student Affairs/College Counseling are CACREP-accredited programs, meaning they have been evaluated for quality and recognized for meeting or exceeding national standards. Having accreditation demonstrates the stability of our programs; it assures students that they will receive appropriate, up-to-date training.
CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) is a specialized accreditor in the field of counseling. To maintain accreditation with CACREP, the School of Education develops an annual report of its counseling programs in education, including the MSEd in School Counseling and the MSEd in Student Affairs and College Counseling.
CACREP, an independent agency, accredits master's and doctoral degree programs in counseling, including those here in the School of Education and Monmouth's Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling.
The accreditation process includes a variety of steps and can take up to several years. The University has now recently obtained accreditation for the MSEd in Student Affairs and College Counseling through 2017.