College of Education

Counselor Education

$34K

median salary

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Program Summary

Fall 2021
Application Dates: 07/1/2021
Credits required: 60
Cost per credit: $693

Dr. Keith B. Wilson, Ph.D., CRC.

Director of Graduate Studies in Counselor Education

Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education

College of Education

Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, & Rehabilitation Counseling

224 Taylor Education Building

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-6076

  • MRC
Create opportunities for those who have physical, mental, developmental, and other disabilities as you earn a Masters in Counselor Education. Our graduates work in mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, employee assistance programs, and other settings.

Program Summary

Fall 2021
Application Dates: 07/1/2021
Credits required: 60
Cost per credit: $693

Reach Your Potential

With intensive 8-week courses and two start dates a year, this program is designed for working professionals who want to become professional rehabilitation or mental health counselors. As a student in our program, you will specialize in Counselor Education or Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health. Both tracks prepare you for certification as a national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health track leads to licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in most states.  As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Provide counseling and planning to a wide-variety of individuals with disabilities.
  • Design interventions to mitigate environmental, employment, and attitudinal barriers.
  • Consult on regulatory issues, drawing on your knowledge of legal requirements, like the Americans with Disabilities Act.

As part of the M.R.C, you will complete fieldwork experience and a practicum at an approved site in your geographic area. Admission to the program requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher. GRE scores are not required.

Imagine Your Future

Rehabilitation Counselors

Rehabilitation counselors help people with physical, mental, developmental, or emotional disabilities live independently.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$35,630

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

119,700

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

11,800

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Rehabilitation counselors work in a variety of settings, such as community rehabilitation centers, senior citizen centers, and youth guidance organizations.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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  • Social and Human Service Assistants
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Social and Community Service Managers

Refund Policies

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Contact

Dr. Keith B. Wilson, Ph.D., CRC.

Director of Graduate Studies in Counselor Education

Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education

College of Education

Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, & Rehabilitation Counseling

224 Taylor Education Building

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-6076

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.