SPU Master's in School Counseling Receives CACREP Accreditation

The Master of Education in School Counseling program has been granted initial national accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This specialized accreditation honor recognizes the high academic standards and excellence in teaching in the School Counseling Program at Seattle Pacific University.

CACREP is a nationally and internationally recognized council that accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling. This highly sought-after accreditation strives to provide leadership and promote excellence in professional preparation; having this level of accreditation speaks very highly of the caliber of the program. SPU’s School Counseling program is one of only 12 accredited by CACREP in Washington state.

SPU School Counseling professors have been working diligently over the past five years towards this accreditation honor. Drs. Christopher Sink, Cher Edwards, June Hyun, and Richard Cleveland conducted a thorough self-study of the program to ensure alignment with CACREP’s standards. Following the submission of the completed self-study, the School Counseling program hosted three CACREP evaluators in September 2014. The evaluators toured campus and met with current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and site supervisors to learn more about the program before making a recommendation for its accreditation. 

Staff in the SPU School Counseling program would like to thank all who encouraged and supported them along their path to CACREP accreditation, and especially Dr. Rick Eigenbrood and the School of Education for their support towards this honor.

Learn more about the MEd in School Counseling program at SPU.