Student Affairs | College Counseling Emphasis
The Student Affairs and College Counseling program and coursework are designed to prepare graduate students for positions in a variety of higher education settings including, but not limited to, admissions, academic advising, alumni affairs, career services, counseling, financial aid, multicultural and diversity student services, residence life, student activities and student union, and related student services.
We provide an orientation to the courses and clinical experiences and also encourage enrolled students to refer to the planning sheet as they move through their program of study. The planning sheet can address numerous questions and serve as a program guide.
Students who are interested in taking Professional Counseling courses, but are not enrolled in the program, may contact us. If you are not currently a graduate student at UWO, faculty will refer you to the Application for Special Students. Once submitted, they will meet to decide about your request to take courses without full admission.
POINTS OF PRIDE
Our graduate students are passionate about working with young adults and helping them succeed in their college experiences.
They feel energized being on a college campus and are actively involved in professional associations such as the Wisconsin College Personnel Association (WCPA), and professional organizations such as our Chi Sigma Iota Honorary Society chapter. They are also involved in other professional development activities across campus and in the community.
By adhering to the CACREP Standards and the ACPA Core Values, UW Oshkosh offers a unique opportunity to integrate theory, skill development, clinical practice, and research for the preparation of competent professionals who assist in the academic, personal, and career development of college students.
All student affairs and college counseling students complete rigorous studies with three semesters of clinical and experiential practice in student affairs settings.
The clinical portion of the student affairs program requires students to complete a 100-hour practicum and two 300-hour internships.
The practicum involves live supervision in the department’s in-house counseling lab and approximately one day per week on site over the 14-week semester.
Students can choose to tailor their internship experiences to fit the area(s) of higher education that most interest them. The department works closely with students to assist with locating sites and creating rewarding clinical experiences.
The Student Affair and College Counseling program emphasis is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The curriculum adheres to accreditation standards and aligns with the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Core Values.
The below planning sheets provides an overview of classes offered during each semester of the 60-hour program. Program Plans of Study are subject to change relative to department, accreditation, or the College of Education and Human Services or the Graduate Studies office.
It is therefore strongly recommended that students work closely with their advisors throughout the completion of their emphasis program.