The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is an organization that accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and related specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States.
The 72-quarter-credit Master of Arts in School Counseling program from the Morgridge College of Education is designed to adhere to the standards set by CACREP. The program has submitted an application for CACREP accreditation as of fall 2020 and is currently engaged in the necessary process toward receiving a decision from CACREP.
CACREP accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of the program has been evaluated and meets standards set by the profession. While school counseling programs are not universally required to have CACREP accreditation, many states may require students to earn a degree from a CACREP-accredited program in order to be eligible for licensure. Program requirements vary from state to state. Check with your state licensing board to understand your state’s requirements.