Nov 16, 2018  
Graduate Catalog 2017-18 
    
Graduate Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching


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Advisor: Jennipher Wiebold

The Rehabilitation Counseling (CERM) and Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching programs (RCTM) are jointly administered by the Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies and the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology. Please submit application for the Rehabilitation Counseling (Counselor Education:  Rehabilitation Counseling) and Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching Counselor Education:  Rehabilitation Teaching) programs through the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology  in APPLY NOW.

 

Rehabilitation Counseling (CERM)


The Rehabilitation Counseling (CERM) stand along degree option is a 53 credit hour program. Graduates are prepared for employment in public and private rehabilitation settings serving persons with disabilities. As rehabilitation counselors, graduates assist clients/consumers with adjustment to disability counseling; independent living skills training; career development counseling; vocational counseling and skills acquisition; and, job placement, modification and retention services. CERM graduates receive a single Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education: Rehabilitation Counseling.

Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching (RCTM)


The 76 credit hours Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching (RCTM) degree program option prepares rehabilitation counselors that are specialized in blindness and low vision.  RCT’s provide a full range of vocational rehabilitation counseling services that assist clients/consumers with adjustment to disability counseling; independent living skills training; career development counseling; vocational counseling and skills acquisition; and, job placement, modification and retention services.  Graduates are prepared for employment in public and private setting serving persons with blindness or low vision that provides both rehabilitation counseling and vision rehabilitation therapy services. Vision rehabilitation therapy services serve people with blindness and low vision by providing instruction in the following skills for employment and independent living, including communications, adapted computer technology, personal management, home management, minor household repairs, and leisure time activities. Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching graduates receive two Master of Arts degrees (M.A. Counselor Education: Rehabilitation Counseling and M.A. Vision Rehabilitation Therapy).

Required Courses


The 76 credit hours Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching (RCTM) program requires the satisfactory completion of the following:

Practicum


The Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching program includes two community based clinical practicum experiences (BLS 6910, CECP 6120) and two 600 hour supervised internships (BLS 7120, CECP 6130).

Accreditation


The Rehabilitation Counseling (CERM) program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching (RCTM) program is accredited by both the Council on Rehabilitation Education and the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER). Graduates of the rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation counseling/teaching programs are eligible to become certified rehabilitation counselors through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Graduates of the Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching (RCTM) program are also eligible to become certified vision rehabilitation therapists (CVRT) through the Academy of Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP). Graduate of the rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation counseling/teaching programs are also eligible for Michigan Licensure as Professional Counselors (LPC).

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