CACREP is the recognized training standard for counselors by the Institute of Medicine and the Veterans Administration. An accredited degree can open a path to career growth with more opportunities in schools, organizations, health care settings, and nonprofits.
Capella University currently offers three CACREP-accredited master's programs:
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science in School Counseling
NCATE-accredited programs are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the preparation of P-12 teachers and other professional school personnel. Graduates of these programs are highly regarded by many school districts, licensing authorizes, and teaching professionals.
Capella University currently offers two NCATE-accredited Counseling and Psychology programs:
Master of Science in School Psychology
Specialist Certificate in School Psychology
NASP Approved with Conditions
Capella University is approved with conditions by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for completion of its Specialist Certificate in School Psychology. The specialist certificate program, when preceded by the master's program with a specialization in School Psychology, holds NASP approval with conditions for the period of January 1, 2010 to August 1, 2013. Learners must complete both the requirements for the master's program with a specialization in School Psychology and the specialist certificate program to be eligible for licensure and credentialing in school psychology. As a stand-alone program, the master's program with a specialization in School Psychology, is not NASP-approved and completing that program does not lead to eligibility for certification as a school psychologist. NASP program approval is the learner's assurance that the key professional association in the field recognizes the content and quality of Capella's School Psychology offerings.