SARASOTA, Fla., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council for Accreditation and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted accreditation to Argosy University, Sarasota's Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision program. This recognition is among the highest acclaim that an academic program can receive in the counseling field.
"CACREP accreditation is a strong and meaningful affirmation of the quality of Argosy University, Sarasota's Counselor Education & Supervision program," says Dr. Sandra Wise, Argosy University, Sarasota. president. "Our ability to enhance our students' educational experience by offering a rigorous program that exceeds educational requirements and prepares our graduates to become outstanding professionals in the counseling field is a true testament to the caliber of the program and its faculty."
CACREP recognized Argosy University, Sarasota's counselor education and supervision program for substantially meeting or exceeding the national standards set forth by the accrediting body. Graduates of CACREP-accredited programs ensure accountability to the profession's ethical standards and that Argosy University, Sarasota counselor education and supervision graduates have met pre-requisites for professional credentialing; and that the campus has received quality assessment in the content of education for the profession. The campus also holds CACREP accreditation for its Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program.
Dr. Earl Williams, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Argosy University, Sarasota said, "Our counseling faculty are to be commended for ensuring that program outcomes, assessment of student learning, and quality assurance processes were firmly in place and a part of our institutional culture."
Argosy University, Sarasota currently has 72 students enrolled in its Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision program, which is one of only 60 such programs in the United States who have received CACREP accreditation.
As a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), CACREP grants accredited status to graduate-level programs in the professional counseling field. The CACREP scope of accreditation includes: addiction counseling; career counseling; clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple and family counseling; school counseling, student affairs and college counseling; and counselor education and supervision.
About Argosy University
Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 19 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. Argosy University has five colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences and Undergraduate Studies. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education. The institution also offers bachelor's degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice. Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413; www.ncahlc.org).
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