Counselor Education Students Pass Exam
with Flying Colors

December 3, 2013

Each semester, graduate students finishing their academic work in Counselor Education must pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). The exam assesses a student’s knowledge across eight content and skill domains, assuring that candidates are prepared to work in the profession. Passing the exam is a major milestone in a Counselor Education student’s academic career.
 
Test results for this semester’s students were outstanding. Not only did all the students pass, but they collectively scored higher than any previous group of candidates. The national mean score on the exam is 86.15. The current students achieved a mean score of 99.15.
 
“The Counselor Education Program is extremely proud of our graduating candidates,” says Elisabeth Liles, School Counseling and Career Counseling Specializations Coordinator. “The CPCE is a difficult test that mirrors the licensing exams our candidates will take in their profession. Their success on this exam is evidence that they have worked hard to not only learn the content of their courses, but have also synthesized the material in such a way to apply it in real practice.”
 
The College’s Counselor Education program offers specializations in three areas: Career Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling. To learn more, visit the College online: www.csus.edu/coe.

-- S. O'Donnell, odonnell@csus.edu