Current Number of Students: Approximately 65

Spring 2014 Program Graduates: 14

  • Mental Health Counseling – 9
  • School Counseling – 5


Program Completion Rates:

2013-2014

  • Number of Graduates: 24 
  • Completion Rate: 86%


2011-2012

  • Number of Graduates 31 
  • Completion Rate: 97%


Job Placement

2013

Of the 12 students who graduated in 2013, 5 are known to be employed in the field of counseling (42%). Of these 5 students, three (60%) are employed in the same discipline as their degree (school or mental health counseling). The remaining 7 have not reported their employment status.

2011 – 2012

Of the 20 students who graduated in 2011 – 2012, 14 are known to be employed in the field of counseling (70%). Of these 14 students, ten (71%) are employed in the same discipline as their degree (school or mental health counseling). The remaining 6 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 our program accrediting body (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 at or above the national average for that test administration.

2013 CPCE Pass Rate: 76%

 

Marywood University CPCE 2013 Results
CACREP Content Areas October 2013 July 2013 April 2013
Marywood National Marywood National Marywood National
Human Growth & Development 9.33 9.77 12 9.77 13 12.37
Social & Cultural Diversity 11 10.84 12.5 10.84 8.7 8.57
Helping Relationships 11.83 11.61 10.5 11.61 11 10.32
Group Work 12 12.47 15 12.47 9.9 10.58
Career Development 9.08 10.13 10.5 10.13 11.7 10.57
Assessment 10.5 9.67 12 9.67 10.5 10.1
Research & Program Evaluation 9.83 10.49 11.5 10.49 10.5 9.6
Professional Orientation & Ethical Practice 11.33 11.17 13 11.17 12.9 11.97

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 ).

 

Marywood University NCE 2013 Results
CACREP Content Areas October 2013 April 2013
 Marywood National Marywood National
Human Growth & Development 5.64 6.1 8.25 7.07
Social & Cultural Diversity 7.64 6.99 7.88 6.5
Helping Relationships 23.91 21.8 25.88 21.19
Group Work 11.73 10.19 10.88 10.02
Career Development 12 11.01 13.88 12.36
Assessment 14.18 12.03 13.63 11.12
Research & Program Evaluation 10.73 9.44 10.38 9.06
Professional Orientation & Ethical Practice 22.27 19.19 22.38 19.79

Praxis II: Professional School Counselor Exam

This exam measures whether entry level school counselors have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for competent professional practice. It is required of all candidates seeking school counseling certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The test is made up of 120 multiple choice questions with a passing score of 156. From 2009-2013, 39 students have taken the exam with a 96% pass rate. Of these students, 41% were above the national average, 54% were at the national average, and 2% were below the national average.