Evangel University announced Tuesday their counseling programs have gained a significant national accreditation.
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, or CACREP, is a multi-year evaluation process to determine the quality of the curriculum, faculty, facilities, and students. Evangel’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling master’s degree programs have received CACREP accreditation for the maximum eight-year period.
“An overwhelming majority of our students choose Evangel’s counseling programs because we integrate Christian faith into the curriculum. However, more and more prospective students make educational decisions based on specialized accreditation such as CACREP,” Dr. Christine Arnzen said in a statement.
“While Evangel University has offered quality counseling-related programs in the past, CACREP means that our programs are now nationally recognized and are accountable to meet specific standards in counselor education.”
The school’s counseling programs, under the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, aims to allow students to provide “holistic and ethical counseling services to diverse individuals and groups across the lifespan.”