Graduate Academic Learning Compacts

Year: 2007-2008
College: Brooks College of Health
Department: Public Health
Major: Rehabilitation Counseling

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program is to promote quality services to individuals with disabilities by educating rehabilitation counselors, providing services to rehabilitation agencies, community-based programs and associations, and sponsoring research related to rehabilitation. The specific goal of the master's program is to graduate students who have the basic foundational knowledge, skills, values, and experiences to enter the profession of Rehabilitation Counseling and to practice as rehabilitation counselors.
Student Learning Outcomes:


1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of both the didactic and clinical skills that are foundational to the rehabilitation counseling discipline.


2. Understand, and can apply this in-depth knowledge in their work as rehabilitation counselors, and understand and evaluate new and/or evolving professional knowledge relevant to rehabilitation counseling.


3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and scholarly inquiry relevant to improving not only the practice of rehabilitation counseling but also rehabilitation service delivery in general.


4. Engage in ongoing reflective practice through critical self-assessment, striving to make ethically sound, professional decisions, participating in clinical and administrative supervision, and committing to lifelong learning.


5. Demonstrate a mastery of entry-level professional clinical skills (i.e., fundamental counseling and communication skills, use of appropriate assessment procedures, development and implementation of a rehabilitation plan, case management, consumer advocacy, and utilization of community resources).

Curriculum Map:

Assessment Approaches:

Assessment Approaches The primary indicator of graduates' general proficiency in discipline-related content domains and critical thinking skills is the pass rate on the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination. Additional measures of achievement include annual student evaluations of the program, graduate exit interviews, alumni surveys, employer surveys, internship evaluations, and employment rates.