Counseling and Educational Development (CED)

  • CED Students

Do you have a strong desire to help others work through life’s transitions? Have you had good experiences in therapy yourself and want to help others like you have been helped? Have you interacted with people who were in crisis and discovered that you enjoy the challenges and benefits of helping others through difficult times? Are you a good listener who makes others feel comfortable sharing their struggles and triumphs with you?

Join the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development and learn to hone your skills as we educate and prepare you to become a member of an enriching field.


The choice of where to obtain the education to become a Counselor is as important as the choice to become a counselor. The Department of Counseling and Educational Development Programs are CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited and offer excellent training through their Master’s and Doctoral Degrees, as well as through various professional development opportunities.

Review our CACREP Student Outcomes Data with regards to timely completion rates, licensure/certification exam pass rates, and job placement rates.

Counseling is a diverse field that allows you to work in areas that interest you. Currently, CACREP has conferred accreditation to the follow academic program areas for the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at UNCG:

Whether your passion is mental health counseling, school counseling, student development and college counseling, couple and family counseling, or counselor education, the Department of Counseling and Educational Development offers specialized tracks that position you for the career path of your choice. Engage in experiential learning through internships, multiple practica and other unique and extensive hands-on learning opportunities.  Graduate with a strong professional identity, a network of renowned alumni, and the skills you need to make an impact in your field.