School of Ed CCD

The Counseling and Career Development (CCD) Master of Arts integrates academics, research, and engagement to prepare ethical and culturally-responsive counselors who enhance and advocate for all people's mental health, well-being, and life quality. The CCD program offers three specializations accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP): career counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and school counseling.

In this degree program, students experience relevant intrapersonal, interpersonal, and technology-rich learning experiences. All graduates of the CCD program complete:

  • 48-credit-hour core curriculum
  • 12-credit-hour specialization curriculum
  • 100-hour clinical practicum
  • 600-hour internship in a setting appropriate for their specialization

All three specializations in the CCD program meet the educational requirements to pursue professional counseling licensure in the State of Colorado. In addition, the School Counseling specialization meets the educational requirements to pursue school counseling licensure/endorsement in Colorado. However, licensure requirements in other states and US territories may differ.