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2020-2021 Counselor Education Programs Handbook

Volume 106

Westminster College does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or handicap or disability as those terms are defined under applicable law, in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admissions and employment. In its employment practices, the College may consider the individual’s support of the philosophy and purposes of Westminster as stated in the Graduate Catalog. Otherwise, Westminster does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, on the basis of religion or creed. Inquiries may be directed to the equal opportunity officer, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001, 724-946-7247.

This Graduate Catalog is for information only and cannot be considered binding on the College. Westminster College reserves the right and authority to change any and all requirements, regulations, policies, and academic curricula, and it is the student’s responsibility to remain informed about these and any changes made thereto. Questions should be directed to the program coordinator or the director of the Graduate School. Changes in state requirements for certification take precedence over information in this catalog.

Letter from the Director of The Graduate School

Dear Titans,

Welcome to the Graduate School at Westminster College! You have begun walking in the steps of a proud tradition that includesmany distinguished alumni.

We are one of the earliest coeducational institutions of higher learning in the country. Westminster is also the home of the area’s oldest graduate school, founded in 1944.

Honesty and personal integrity are cornerstones of our programs. Our culture is framed by a strong sense of service to others, a positive spirit, an emphasis on ethics, a commitment and respect for truth and knowledge, and engagement in civil discourse.

High standards are woven through the content of our courses. Each program is designed to balance theory and research with re levant professional and educational practices.

Our instructors demonstrate leadership in their respective fields and provide engaging, practical learning experiences for our students. They are committed to providing one-on-one student support throughout your time here. Our student-centered approach is geared to the working professional — respectful of your unique needs.

I encourage you to fully engage in all we have to offer. Your energy, time, and hard work help to make Westminster a special place to be. We are committed to producing resourceful and informed graduates that become the future change-makers in their organizations.

Thank you for choosing to be a part of something real!