The Career Counseling Program, Mental Health Counseling Program, and School Counseling Program at Southeast Missouri State University are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). These programs are accredited for two-years with conditions through March 31, 2016 (note: all programs were reviewed under the 2009 CACREP standards). Following submission of the program’s interim report due on October 1, 2015, and upon favorable review by the Board providing evidence that we met the condition: Providing evidence of positive movement toward meeting the 10:1 full-time equivalent (FTE) student to FTE faculty ratio, we will be permitted to continue our accreditation status until October 31, 2021.
Students graduating from a CACREP program are assured a quality educational experience. Counseling students can be certified counselors by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) once they have passed the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE). As a result of the accreditation, the NCE is administered on the Southeast campus.