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ERIC Number: EJ1159651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
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ISSN: EISSN-2164-3989
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Moving beyond Debate: Support for CACREP's Standard Requiring 60 Credit Hours for School Counseling Programs
Merlin, Clare; Pagano, Timothy; George, Amanda; Zanone, Cassandra; Newman, Benjamin
Professional Counselor, v7 n1 p76-88 2017
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) recently released its 2016 standards. Included in these standards is a requirement for school counseling master's programs to have a minimum of 60 credit hours by the year 2020. This credit hour requirement is an increase from the previous 48-hour requirement and has caused considerable debate in the counselor education field. In this article, the authors assert that the credit hour increase will lead to positive or neutral effects for school counseling programs and benefit the field of school counseling as a whole. This claim is supported by historical examples, anticipated benefits to school counseling, and findings from a pilot study with school counseling programs that previously transitioned to 60 credit hours (N = 22).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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