• James O'Neil and Emily Webster APA Poster
    James O'Neil and Emily Webster with their APA presentation poster, "Evaluation Research on Psychoeducational Programming for Inner City Middle School Boys."


The Counselor Education program offers 1) a concentration in School Counseling, leading to a Master of Arts degree in Education; 2) a Sixth-Year Certificate in Counseling, and; 3) a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology; Counselor Education. All programs emphasize educational equity, academic access, and opportunity as related to eliminating cultural oppression.


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The Counselor Education program admits students once per year beginning in the fall. Please note that applications for admission are due December 1. Further information can be found in the section entitled “Future Students”. If you have further questions please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Rachelle Pérusse, rachelle.perusse@uconn.edu or 860-486-0266

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The mission of the University of Connecticut’s Counselor Education Program at the Master of Arts and the Sixth-Year Graduate Certificate in Counseling levels to educate the next generation of culturally competent professional school counselors to research, design, and implement culturally relevant school counseling programs in K–12 schools and function as educational leaders; advocates for all students, with a special emphasis on students from oppressed groups such those whose families are economically poor and students of Color; system change agents with critical thinking and data usage skills; effective counselors who provide individual counseling, group counseling, and classroom guidance services; and collaborators with faculty, parents, and community stakeholders. Our mission is set within the American School Counselor Association’s National Model for School Counseling as well as the American Counseling Association. The faculty incorporates the domains of academic, career, and personal/social development.

Masters graduates will have the necessary skills for: actively advocating for educational equity; working to close the achievement gap for students from oppressed groups, such as those whose families are economically poor and students of Color; and closing the post-secondary opportunity gaps through equity-based post-secondary readiness counseling for all students.

Doctorate degree level students who graduate from the program will have the necessary knowledge and skills to positively impact the counseling profession and the field of education through their scholarship, mentoring, and leadership.