Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Counselor Education Program! We look forward to working with you as you pursue a graduate degree in counseling. Our faculty and staff are committed to combining rigorous academic learning, relevant experiential learning and deep, self-reflective learning to help you develop professionally and personally. We provide a safe and supportive space where we embrace diversity, positive regard and authenticity. We will value your personal gifts as we challenge you to learn, grow and change. Prepare to be inspired as you pursue your dream of becoming a professional counselor.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of counseling concepts identified as central by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and certification standards for the State of Wisconsin. Students will develop skills in assessing personal issues related to client problems; collecting and analyzing information in determining appropriate counseling interventions; employing appropriate facilitative techniques; and preparing documents such as counseling-related reports, treatment plans, and education programs.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers two emphases within the counseling program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and School Counseling. Both of these programs are accredited by CACREP through 2024.
Are you interested in learning more about UW-Whitewater's Master of Science Degree in Counseling? Attend an information session with the Counselor Education faculty and graduate assistants.
Designed to provide information on our program, admission procedures and requirements, our information sessions include opportunities to ask questions, meet other applicants, and take an in person or virtual tour of Winther Counseling Services.
Note: An email will be sent to you from the department a few days before the information session with further details (and Webex links for virtual sessions). If you do not see this in your primary folder, please check your spam or junk folder in case it landed there!
We are proud of UW-Whitewater Counselor Education alum Carri Hale for her recognition as WSCA School Counselor of the Year – 2022! She currently works as a school counselor and the Student Services department chair at Verona Area High School.
The Counselor Education Department congratulates Dr. Gina Martin for her recent Outstanding Supervisor Award from the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She currently is a practicum experience supervisor for students in our program.
Our supervised counselors-in-training provide counseling and outreach services to the campus and community. The Counseling Services is staffed by UW-Whitewater graduate students working toward their Master of Science in Counseling. Supervision and consultation is provided by faculty in the Department of Counselor Education.