College of Education Receives Counselor Programs Accreditation
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs grants continuing full accreditation for three counselor education programs.
Written by Leslie Cranford
Accreditation is the process by which Texas Tech University and other education preparation programs are regularly reviewed and evaluated.
Texas Tech University’s College of Education has received continuing full accreditation for three graduate degree programs in counselor education by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The fully accredited programs include the community counseling master’s, school counseling master’s and counselor education and supervision doctoral degree.
“The College of Education is proud to receive accreditation by CACREP again for all our counselor education programs,” said Charles Ruch, interim dean of the college. “This recognition signals to prospective students that they will receive excellent training; and to the public, that our graduates meet the most rigorous of professional standards. Ours is one of a few programs holding this level of external evaluation and accreditation.”
CACREP is an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit master’s degree programs in:
- career counseling
- college counseling
- community counseling
- gerontological counseling
- marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy
- mental health counseling
- school counseling
- student affairs
- doctoral degree programs
- counselor education and supervision
College of Education
The College of Education at Texas Tech University offers a full range of programs, including eight doctoral degrees, 12 master's degrees and two bachelor's degrees with numerous specializations leading to careers in public or private education as teachers, professors, administrators, counselors and diagnosticians.
Programs in the college are housed in two departments. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate programs leading to initial teaching certificates and graduate programs in bilingual education, curriculum and instruction, elementary education, language literacy and secondary education.
The Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership offers graduate programs in counselor education, educational leadership, educational psychology, higher education, instructional technology and special education.