263 Alden St
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01109, United States
The field of rehabilitation counseling is centered on increasing quality of life by helping people who have disabilities achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals through the counseling process. Rehabilitation counselors are employed in private practice, rehabilitation facilities, universities, schools, government agencies, insurance companies, and other organizations that support people with congenital and acquired disabilities in reaching their personal and professional goals. Our rehabilitation counseling program aims to develop and hone students’ counseling skills through a combination of coursework and professionally supervised clinical experiences.
Our program is fully accredited by the Council of the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam. With a few additional courses, appropriate practicum, internship, and post-master’s supervision requirements fulfilled, rehabilitation counseling graduates may also be eligible to become licensed mental health counselors (LMHC) and licensed professional counselors (LPC) in many states. Students are advised to check with their state’s licensing board to verify that our program meets their state’s requirements for licensure.
Master's Degree, ME.d, Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling
Master's Degree, MS, Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
Director of Graduate Admissions
The counseling program at Springfield College develops critically reflective, exceptional, counselors, advocates and leaders. We strive to graduate counselors with a strong professional identity, a broad knowledge base, the skills and expertise necessary to serve people in their chosen field. Grounded in theory and best practices, our graduates are advocates of change, and able to recognize and address individual and systemic issues of inequity and injustice. As professional counselors, our graduates are trained in humanics philosophy to serve individuals in mental health, school, and rehabilitation counseling settings. The core curriculum includes 30 shared credits. The three concentration areas allow students to specialize in their chosen area of counseling and gain eligibility for licensure or certification. Students may take electives to meet the 60 credit program requirement and state licensing requirements. Courses are available on five campuses and are delivered through face to face, hybrid or online formats.