Texas Tech University

Counselor Education Program Evaluation/Accreditation

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Program Evaluation Reports


CACREP is the accrediting body for the Counseling programs at Texas Tech University.

CACREP Standards are meant to ensure that students graduate their programs with a professional counselor identity and the ability to demonstrate both knowledge and skill in the content areas. CACREP has eight required core content areas: Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice; Social and Cultural Diversity; Human Growth and Development; Career Development; Counseling and Helping Relationships; Group Counseling and Group Work; Assessment and Testing; and Research and Evaluation.

You can find more information about CACREP by visiting their website at cacrep.org.

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CACREP Documents

CACREP Vital Statistics

Program Assessment Plans

Program Objectives

Program objectives represent a map or plan for meeting learning outcomes of a program. Specifically, the Counselor Education Program‘s Objectives were developed to communicate the desired learning activities of the program. Further, the objectives were developed based on feedback about the program from students, graduates, site supervisors, advisory board members, and employers. Using themes from the data, the faculty developed the program objectives and agreed upon them. The objectives are required by the program's national accreditation agency CACREP (Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs).

  1. To support students in establishing a firm professional counseling/counselor education identity 
  2. To foster professional and personal growth in counseling students 
  3. To create ethically responsible counselors 
  4. To encourage counselors-in-training to contribute to the profession in a unique and specialized manner 
  5. To embody advocacy and social justice approaches and develop counselors-in-training who advocate for their clients and communities 

The following table titled Program Objectives Systematic Evaluation provides an overview of the program objectives and specific measures that evaluate the objectives. Specifically, the five program objectives are listed in the left column and the measures to evaluate the objectives are listed in the columns adjacent to the objectives.

Comprehensive Program Evaluation Plan

Program Changes

Student Dispositions

Program Coordinator Roles, Responsibilities