Rehabilitation Counseling - M.Ed.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

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.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

The Council on Rehabilitation Education

Admission Requirements

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

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

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

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.
 
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[EH-MED-RHAB]

Major Requirements
CES 68182CAREER COUNSELING 3
EVAL 65510STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
RHAB 57712INTRODUCTION TO REHABILITATION 3
RHAB 67723MEDICAL INFORMATION FOR REHABILITATION COUNSELORS 3
RHAB 67725PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF DISABILITY 3
RHAB 67728ADJUSTMENT AND TRAINING GROUPS 3
RHAB 67729MEASUREMENT AND APPRAISAL IN REHABILITATION 3
RHAB 67731INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING TECHNIQUES FOR REHABILITATION COUNSELORS AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 3
RHAB 67732OCCUPATIONAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY 3
RHAB 67743PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION 3
RHAB 67744DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHABILITATION 3
RHAB 67776SEMINAR ON RESEARCH IN DISABILITIES 3
RHAB 67792INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING PRACTICUM IN REHABILITATION 4
RHAB 67892INTERNSHIP: REHABILITATION 6
Electives4
CULT or EPSY Electives, choose from the following:3
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE AND POLICY
ETHICS IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
ADULT DEVELOPMENT
LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
LEARNING THEORIES
Minimum Total Credit Hours:53

Graduation Requirements

  • The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree requires a minimum of 32 credit hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 credit hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more credit 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.