Program Overview

Master of Education in Counselor Education

Counselor Ed


The Counselor Education Program at Southeastern Louisiana University is designed to prepare graduates for professional practice in the field of counseling. There are three program track curricula in the counseling program: School Counseling, Community Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy and one emphasis area in Substance Abuse Counseling. All program tracks are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Program faculty members are nationally/internationally recognized as leaders in the counseling field.


Graduates of all tracks meet the current academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Louisiana as well as most other states. Graduates of the Marriage and Family Therapy track meet the current academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Louisiana, as well as in most other states, but must obtain additional clinical hours.


The Counseling Program consists of a minimum of sixty (60) hours of study.A student's last two semesters consist of a clinical internship at an approved site. The internship is very close to a full-time experience (e.g., 30-35 hours per week), and students are only allowed to take one additional class along with internship for a maximum of six hours each semester of internship.


If interested in the Counseling Program, please email and the graduate coordinator will contact you.