Counseling Programs — SGCS
Rebecca C. Taylor, Ph.D., Director
Open doors of opportunity in life via new and expanding fields in mental health. A master's degree in professional counseling forms the basis for advanced counseling practice, continued professional development, and further graduate study. Master's degree-equipped counselors serve as agency based therapists, pastoral counselors, case managers, human resource specialists, human service agency supervisors, consultants, and psycho- education specialists. Some choose to establish private practice after full licensure by examination in the State of Illinois. Create career choices by enrolling in Olivet's Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling (MAPC).
The School Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates, who may not be certified school staff, to provide counseling services in K-12 educational settings. Master's degree equipped school counselors serve within K-12 schools and perform diverse counseling services and interventions appropriate for the school setting. This program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and meets all requirements to prepare learners for the Type 73 School Counselor Certification examination.
The MAPC and MASC programs are three years in length and combine coursework and clinical experience.
No prior graduate coursework is accepted for transfer into the MAPC or MASC program. Courses in the programs may not be audited.
Prior to beginning the practicum and/or internship, learners must carry personal professional liability insurance. Learners are responsible for applying and paying for their insurance. No clients are assigned to a learner until documentation of liability insurance is provided to the program director.