The M.Ed./M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services Program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through 2024 www.cacrep.org. Graduates are able to attain their M.Ed. or M.S. Degree. Preference is given to full-time students. Students exiting this program are expected to pass the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination or Oral Comprehensive Examination based on their knowledge as a rehabilitation counseling professional prior to graduation.
The program has two full-time, tenure-track faculty members and one part-time clinical faculty member who teach the CACREP-accredited curriculum. The instructor to student ratio is 1:10.
Graduates have the option of obtaining their CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) and their LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) licenses. Graduates of this program may find employment in: state or federal agencies, private or nonprofit rehabilitation agencies, hospitals, corrections facilities, community mental health clinics, and private practice.
The program has a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR) to work collaboratively and increase services. Because the program is a 60-credit counseling program and accredited by CACREP, the state of Idaho licensing board has historically accepted graduates from this program for licensure as professional counselors. The state of Idaho licensing board requires applicants to pass their National Counseling Examination (NCE) to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC).
Previous graduates of our program indicate that during the past five years (2010-2014): 18 have become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), two went on to become Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC), 32 have taken the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Exam, and 20 have taken the National Counselor Certification (NCC) Exam. To become a LPC, the state of Idaho requires applicants to pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE). In 2010, our graduates earned an 81 percent pass rate on their CRC Exam. In 2012, graduates achieved a 100 percent pass rate on their CRC Exam, and in 2014, graduates earned a 67 percent pass rate.