Current Number of Students: 67

2016 Program Graduates: 6

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling - 6
  • School Counseling - 0

2015 Program Graduates: 31

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling - 21
  • School Counseling - 10

2014 Program Graduates: 22

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling – 13
  • School Counseling – 9

Program Completion Rates:

2015-2016 - 98%

2014-2015 - 98%

2013-2014 - 86%

Job Placement

2016

Data available January 1, 2017.

2015

Of the students who graduated in 2015, 9 are known to be employed in the field of professional counseling.  Of these, 8 students are employed in the same discipline as their degree (school or clinical mental health counseling).  The remaining have not yet reported their employment status.

2013 - 2014

Of the students who graduated in 2013 - 2014, 10 are known to be employed in the field of professional counseling. Of these, 8 (80%) are employed in the same discipline as their degree (school or clinical mental health counseling). The remaining have not reported their employment status.

Examination Information and Results

Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)

The CPCE is designed to assess counseling students' knowledge of counseling information viewed as important by counselor preparation programs. The questions are based on the 8 core areas defined as essential by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Offered three times per year, the CPCE is used by the Counseling program as an exit exam and is required for graduation for all students. To pass, students must obtain a score that is within on standard error of the national mean.

2016 CPCE and NCE Results (pending)

2015 CPCE Pass Rate: 86%

Marywood University CPCE 2015 Results
CACREP Content Areas February 2015 June 2015 October 2015
Marywood National Marywood National Marywood National
Human Growth & Development 10.12 10.30 12 11.62 10.25 11.62
Social & Cultural Diversity 10.25 10.72 12.38 10.30 10.50 10.3
Helping Relationships 10.5 10.84 13.62 11.94 12.25 11.94
Group Work 11.25 11.78 12 10.84 9.50 10.84
Career Development 11.06 10.21 10.38 9.38 8.25 9.38
Assessment 9.94 9.78 11.38 10.63 10 10.63
Research & Program Evaluation 10.19 10.60 11.88 11.04 11 11.04
Professional Orientation & Ethical Practice 12.56 12.38 12 11.38 10.75 11.38

 

National Counselor Exam (NCE):

The NCE is used for two purposes: (1) national counselor certification and (2) state counseling licensure. The purpose of the NCE is to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities viewed as important for providing effective counseling services. It is intended to assess cognitive knowledge which should be known by all counselors regardless of their individual professional specialties. The exam consists of 200 questions, 160 of which are scored. Passing scores are based on statistical analysis. Although the NCE is not required for program graduation, students are strongly encouraged to take the exam because of its similarity to the CPCE and it being a requirement for counseling licensure in Pennsylvania. (http://www.nbcc.org/nce ).

2015 NCE Pass Rate: 83%

2014 NCE Pass Rate: 83%

2013 NCE Pass Rate: 85%

2016 NCE and CPCE Scores (pending)
Marywood University NCE 2014-2015 Results
CACREP Content Areas October 2014 April 2015
 Marywood National Marywood National
Human Growth & Development 7.25 8.28 8 8.86
Social & Cultural Diversity 7.33 7.53 6 7.64
Helping Relationships 21.58 24.09 20 24.05
Group Work 10.25 11.39 10 11.54
Career Development 12.17 12.96 14 13.60
Assessment 12.67 13.30 13 13.53
Research & Program Evaluation 10.08 10.34 5 9.82
Professional Orientation & Ethical Practice 20 20.35 15 20.68

 

Praxis II: Professional School Counselor Exam

The Professional School Counselor exam measures whether entry-level school counselors have the standards-relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities believed necessary for competent professional practice.  The test is designed to follow the American School Counselor Association's ASCA National Model and is required of all candidates seeking school counseling certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  The test is made up of 120 select-response questions covering the four major components of I Foundations, II Delivery of Services, III Management, and IV Accountability.

From September 2014 to August 2016, 8 students took the exam earning a 100% pass rate.

Passing Score: 156

Marywood Average Score: 168 (range 162-184)