Southeastern welcomes students back for the start of classes this week while we continue to keep all faculty, staff and students who are not yet able to make it to campus in our thoughts as the region works to recover from devastating flooding.
We attempted to reach ALL our students in recent days, but we realize communication has been difficult, if not impossible for some. If you are just now able to see this message, please contact so we can have a better understanding of your status and work with you so you can attain your educational goals.


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.