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College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


The Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling features an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on the inclusion of persons with disabilities into the life of the community. Graduates are employed in vocational rehabilitation settings, mental health and developmental disabilities agencies, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, public and private hospitals, comprehensive rehabilitation centers, correctional facilities, community-based programs, private industry, proprietary rehabilitation and student disability services in higher education.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), 3.000 undergraduate GPA, goal statement, two letters of recommendation, interview and Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required.

The program requires two years of study culminating in a semester-long internship under the field supervision of a certified rehabilitation counselor. Faculty members advise students in the development of a curriculum plan that includes required core, foundational, and elective courses. Early and continued exposure to rehabilitation practice is provided as students progress through the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key legislation affecting people with disabilities and rehabilitation counselors within an historical context through objective examinations and written analyses.
  2. Apply decision-making skills and legal standards in resolving ethical dilemmas using actual and hypothetical case examples.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in individual and group counseling. 
  4. Understand and apply the principles of effective case management. 
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the medical, psychosocial, and vocational aspects of disability. 
  6. Demonstrate proficiency with state-of-the-art psychological and vocational assessment strategies. 
  7. Apply skills in applied research and interpretation of standardized assessment results. 
  8. Demonstrate skills in job development and placement.

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Culminating Requirements

Paid internships are available on a competitive basis and are arranged by program faculty.