The Womack Educational Leadership Department offers a Master of Education degree in Professional Counseling with concentrations in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling.
Both programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The clinical mental health counseling program prepares students to work in community mental health centers, family services agencies, and private practice settings. Students who complete the clinical mental health counseling curriculum will have met the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor with mental health service provider designation (LPC MHSP), the highest level of counselor licensure in the state of Tennessee. The school counseling concentration prepares students to work in elementary and secondary schools with the potential for recommendation for licensure as a school counselor, Pre K-12.
The Professional Counseling program is part of the Womack Educational Leadership Department, which has 22 full-time faculty and several graduate program options. Students have access to mainframe and personal computers, a school library including relevant counseling and psychological journals, interlibrary loan, psychological databases, and a unique learning resource center.
MTSU is located 30 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee's state capital and enrolls over 25,000 students. A wide range of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities are available to students.