Summers and Online School Counseling Program

Overview

Web: Department of Counseling

Dr. Linda Lytle, Program Director
Fowler Hall, Room 106

The Summers and Online School Counseling Program prepares graduates to be multiculturally competent professional school counselors with the cultural self-awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, and skills essential to becoming effective and ethical practitioners, leaders, and advocates to promote social justice, equity and academic excellence for all deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students in a variety of K-12 educational settings.

The master's degree Summers and Online School Counseling Program is a hybrid program, generally requiring three years to complete. Typically students attend classes on campus three summers and take courses online for 6 semesters. As this program is typically grant supported, the time frame and program specifics vary slightly depending on how awarded proposals are written so it is important for prospective students to be alert to those variations within the program. 

This program is designed for current professionals who are seeking a career change or additional education credentials. Preference is given to applicants having prior experience in educational programs serving deaf and hard of hearing people.

The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and is part of Gallaudet's Educator Preparation Provider Unit, which is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  Students are eligible to take the National Counselor Exam during their last semester in the program.