From its main campus located in a historic district in Corvallis, Oregon, OSU is a large and remarkable state public university system. It holds Land, Sea, Space, and Sun Grant designations. Established in 1868, it has a long history of research. It is a leader in research, having been included in the Presidential Innovation Initiative to research digital manufacturing, an effort to create manufacturing jobs in the United States. In its locations among green valleys and magnificent mountain peaks, it offers 200 undergraduate and 80 graduate degree programs. It is a leader in green architecture and educational themes in global sustainability. Its programs in Natural Resources Management rank among the best in the world. Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Involvement, OSU engages local communities throughout Oregon, and its educational approach serves communities around the world.
The Oregon State University PhD in Counseling Education is a two-year program for persons holding a master's Degree in Education. The Counseling Education program meets or exceeds all criteria or standards of excellence established by the Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program meets the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and follows the guidelines of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). The program coursework follows CACREP Doctoral Standards for content and outcomes.
The University established its Counselor Education doctoral program in 1916; it is among the oldest in the country. Designed for persons seeking to make an impact in the field through research and development, the Ph.D. Counselor Education program emphasizes research. The broad subject areas include crisis counseling, pedagogy, quantitative research, theories, and the principles and practice of counseling. Successful candidates will conceive and carry out and defend a dissertation research effort to make an original contribution to the field of education.
The M.S. in School Counseling is a Master of Science program with a concentration in school counseling. The OSU program, taught by the well-regarded counseling faculty, exists within OSU's College of Education. It prepares students to enter the school counselor profession. Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and Oregon's Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), the program provides competitive career advantages than other less, or non-accredited programs, and gives the student a far better chance for acceptance into a doctoral program in counseling.
Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC)
Dr. Kathy Biles
Cascades Campus (School Counseling)
2600 NW College Way
Bend, Oregon 97701
The Master of Science in Counseling offers two areas of concentration, School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling. The Mental health option focuses on services to community groups, such as drug and chemical addictions. The counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accrediting Counseling and Related Educational Programs, (CACREP), the most widely accepted standard in graduate counseling education programs.
The 2009 CACREP standards amendments made changes. It eliminated Community Counseling as an option and replaced it with Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The University followed with a consequent increase in required credit hours. CACREP accreditation permits initial eligibility for students to sit for qualifying exams required for licensure as an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor. The Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and the National Board of Certified Counselors have determined that the program courses meet or exceed the coursework requirements for state licensing and national certification. Clinical settings include group therapy and group based individual therapy such as outpatient counseling for alcohol dependency. Counselors need excellent communications skills and a cultural awareness to work effectively with a wide variety of individual backgrounds.
Council for Accrediting Counseling and Related Educational Programs, (CACREP) National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC)
Dr. Amy Ford
Cascades Campus (Clinical Mental Health)
College of Education
2600 NW College Way
Bend, Oregon 97701