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Rehabilitation Counseling - Ed.S. and M.Ed.

COLLEGE: College of Education, Health and Human Services

DEPARTMENT: School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294

For more information contact:
Phillip Rumrill
413 White Hall

DESCRIPTION: The Educational Specialist in Rehabilitation Counseling is designed to help people return to gainful lives. The history of modern rehabilitation focuses on assisting persons with both physical and mental disabilities. The discipline of rehabilitation covers areas of vocational, psychological, social and medical.

The Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling consists of two concentrations: Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor. Both programs features an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on the inclusion of persons with disabilities into the life of the community. Graduates are employed in vocational rehabilitation settings, mental health and developmental disabilities agencies, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, public and private hospitals, comprehensive rehabilitation centers, correctional facilities, community-based programs, private industry, proprietary rehabilitation and student disability services in higher education.

Official transcript(s), goal statement, two letters of recommendation and good moral character verification. Also required for the major but not for the Rehabilitation Counselor concentration are 2.75 undergraduate GPA and interview.

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required.

The program requires two years of study culminating in a semester-long internship under the field supervision of a certified rehabilitation counselor.Faculty members advise students in the development of a curriculum plan that includes required core, foundational, and elective courses. Early and continued exposure to rehabilitation practice is provided as students progress through the program.

Paid internships are available on a competitive basis and are arranged by program faculty.


ACCREDITATION: Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)


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