Program Outcome Data

Program Outcome Data: 2021-2022

School Counseling (2021-2022)

Graduates: 11

Completion Rate: 100%

Certification Pass Rate: TBD

Job Placement Rate: TBD

Student Responses (2021-2022)

On a scale from Functions Extremely Well (3) to (1) Requires Close Supervision in this Area, the majority of our practicum supervisors believe that students function adequately or extremely well in their counseling, managing, and professionalism. They strongly agree that our students demonstrate knowledge of the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association. The majority of our internship students strongly agree that their supervisor explained their role as a supervisor, helped them to feel at ease with the supervision process, and helped promote legal and ethical practice.

90% of our practicum students believe they function extremely well in (a) managing their time, space, materials, and equipment for the provision of the counseling program and (b) organize and facilitate the use of technology, (c) demonstrate knowledge of the ethical standards of ACA, and (d) demonstrate knowledge of state and national program standards. The majority of internship students believe they function extremely well in areas of counseling, managing, professionalism, and individual planning.

Supervisor Responses (2021-2022)

On a scale from Exceeds Expectations (3) to (1) Does Not Meet Expectations, the majority of all 6 internship supervisors stated that students Met Expectations or Exceeded Expectations related to:

  • Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Coordinating
  • Curriculum Management
  • Individual Planning
  • Managing
  • Professionalism

Changes in the Counselor Education Program

  • We are welcoming one new faculty member in Fall 2022.
  • EPSY 5304 - Foundations and Content of School Counseling: the name of this course has been changed to School Counseling Program Development and Evaluation.
  • EPSY 5316 - Cross Cultural Counseling: the name of this course has been changed to Counseling Diverse Populations.
  • Students now take the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) as their exit exam for the program. After reviewing scores for the exam, we will direct students to helpful study guides for the exam.
  • Due to changes in CACREP program requirements, we now require 60 credits to complete the school counselor education program.
  • Program faculty provided an online training to internship site supervisors in August 2021 to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the internship site, site supervisor, the student intern, and the university faculty.
  • Because of students’ questions about internships outside of a K-12 setting, faculty are more intentional about marketing to future students and emphasize the focus of the program; we hope this will increase school certification rates which are less than 100%.
  • Our monthly faculty meetings are consistent and continue to discuss topics such as: program evaluations, social justice focus, the strengths and areas of improvement of the program, internship/practicum sites, and improvement to courses offered.

Program Outcome Data: 2021

School Counseling (2020-2021)

Graduates: 11

Completion Rate: 100%

Certification Pass Rate: 92%

Job Placement Rate: 95%


Alumni Survey (2020-2021)

The 34 alumni who responded to the 2020 surveys rated the program by responding to prompts of Strongly Disagree (1) to Strongly Agree (4).

  • The majority of alumni are certified in their respective specialization areas (e.g., Certified Elementary School Counselor or Secondary School Counselor, or as Nationally Certified Counselors).
  • 97% of the respondents are currently employed in a counseling field or in a profession where they utilize their counselor training.
    • Examples: Elementary School Counselor, Secondary School Counselor, College and Career Counselor
  • The majority of alumni agreed or strongly agreed that their training prepared them to work with a wide range of diverse people.
  • The majority of alumni agreed or strongly agreed that the curricula prepared them for employment opportunities and helped them meet certification requirements.
  • The majority of alumni were satisfied with their experiences in practicum and internship.
  • Alumni reported membership includes: ASCA, ACES, NARACES, NCDA, Connecticut School Counseling Association

The following are aspects of the program that were especially effective to Alumni:

  • “This program was effective in training us to be culturally aware and competent and to advocate for underrepresented students”
  • “Professors were thorough and prepared us in all aspects of best school counseling practices and advocacy.”
  • “Moving through the program with a cohort was really great for having trust and continuity throughout our classes.”
  • “I really appreciated the experiences I was able to take advantage of by going into classrooms early on in the program to give lessons and have real world experiences.”
  • “I liked that this was a program that had professors of difference race and backgrounds. I loved the research areas they were in as well as their take on social justice. I felt challenged in many good ways and learned to continue to think outside the box.”

Supervisor Responses (2020-2021)

On a scale from Exceeds Expectations (3) to Does Not Meet Expectations (1), the great majority of all 12 supervisors stated that students Met Expectations or Exceeded Expectations related to:

  • Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Coordinating
  • Curriculum Management
  • Individual Planning
  • Managing
  • Professionalism

Changes in the Counselor Education Program

  • A new assessment of Key Performance Indicators was developed for our core and specialty courses.
  • Our website was updated to be more informative and user friendly.
  • A newsletter was created and added to the program website to highlight student and faculty achievements.
  • Program faculty provided online training to internship site supervisors in August 2020 to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the internship site, site supervisor, the student intern, and the university faculty.
  • EPSY 5310 Facilitating Career Development was added to the curriculum and implemented for graduate students who want more relevant skills and knowledge to assist others in planning careers and obtaining meaningful work.
  • Our monthly faculty meetings are consistent and continue to discuss topics such as: program evaluations, social justice focus, the strengths and areas of improvement of the program, internship/practicum sites, and improvement to courses offered.

*Updated May 28, 2021

Program Outcome Data: 2020 Graduates

CACREP School Counseling Student Outcomes

Current number of students enrolled in the Counselor Education program: 27
Number of graduates in 2020: 16
Completion rate of students from the school counseling program: 92%
Certification examination pass rate for the school counseling program: 90%
Job placement rate of graduates from the school counseling program who are actively seeking employment: 95%

*Updated: March 16th 2021

Program Outcome Data: 2019 Graduates

CACREP School Counseling Student Outcomes

Updated: September 2019

1.      Number of graduates in the past year (Spring 2019): 15

2.      Completion rate: 100%

3.      Comprehensive Exam pass rate: 100%

4.      Job placement rate of students/graduates: 80%