Department of Counselor Education

Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education at Stetson University. We hope this website is helpful to you as you consider our C.A.C.R.E.P.-accredited programs, which are geared to providing quality learning for students both personally and professionally. In considering Stetson University, please consider the following questions:

  1. How do your interests match the requirements of various programs?
  2. Do you want to work with children? With individuals? Families? Couples? In a school setting? Private practice? Community Mental Health Clinic or Private Psychiatric Facility? Hospital? Private sector or Government?
  3. Where do you envision yourself in the next three to five years?

Please understand that counselor education graduate students need to have a good support system from their spouses, families or significant others. It will be important for you to integrate this support system with the one here at Stetson University, as it is a critical component for a successful experience. If we can provide you with any additional information please don't hesitate to contact us. The department's contact information is listed on this page.

Leila Roach, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC
Chair, Department of Counselor Education

Degrees and Programs


Certificate Programs

Certification, Endorsement, Licensure

The program accepts post-baccalaureate students for the purposes of satisfying certification or licensure. If a student holds a Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs-accredited masters degree in any area, an endorsement for another specialty may be received by completing an endorsement-only program.


In Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016, there were 16 graduates of Stetson University's masters' programs in counselor education. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). The pass rate for these graduates taking the CPCE examination for the first time was 85 percent. Of the Summer and Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 graduating students, 96 percent graduated from the program in the expected time period and 95 percent of those program graduates who desired employment in the counseling profession are currently employed as professional counselors.