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Accreditation & BBS Board Evaluation

California State University Sacramento has four specialties/concentrations within the MS Counseling Program: Career Counseling; Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; Rehabilitation Counseling; and School Counseling. The MS Counseling program and all four specializations are accredited by the Council of Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). cacrep_cm_cmyk.jpg

The vision of CACREP is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of counseling and related educational programs. CACREP maintains collaborative relationships with other groups that focus on accreditation, licensing, certification, and the professional development of counselors and related practitioners.

The mission of CACREP is to promote the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through

  • the development of preparation standards;
  • the encouragement of excellence in program development; and
  • the accreditation of professional preparation programs.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

The School Counseling concentration in the MS Counseling program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Therefore, embedded within the program and concentration is the Pupil Personnel Services- School Counselor (PPS-SC) credential. The mission of CTC is to ensure integrity, relevance, and high quality in the preparation, certification, and discipline of the educators who serve all of California’s diverse students.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) identifies California schools with LPCC Programs which have been evaluated by the Board. These programs meet the LPCC licensure requirements, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code (BPC) 4999.33, for students who began graduate studies on or after August 1, 2012. BBS identifies California schools with MFT Programs which have been evaluated by the Board. These programs meet the MFT licensure requirements, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code (BPC) §4980.36, for students who began graduate studies on or after August 1, 2012. Both our LPCC and LMFT has been evaluated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Credential Office contact for those seeking BBS form A/B and PPS Credential forms for licensure/credentialing:

Beth Christian
Credential Analyst
echristian@csus.edu
916-278-4567

Program Evaluation

Every year the Counselor Education Program assesses student learning and program outcomes. We disseminate this report and discuss the findings with our Community Advisory Board. The results of our 2020-2021 report can be found below. If you are interested in joining our Advisory Board, please email Dr. Anthony Rivas at a.rivas@csus.edu.

Outcomes Report

Advisory Board

Student Advisory