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Masters of Science in Continuing Education in Counseling/Psychology - December 14, 2012
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I have 4 more classes to go in my MSCE, and I've got a 4.0. I've completed all but one course toward an M.Ed. with another university (42 hours) and have a 3.6 at that school... so it's within a reasonable range. The courses I've taken thus far at UWA have been about what I expect from distance education. Really, you get out what you put in. I'm able to tailor my program in light of my previous training so that I can qualify for licensure just about anywhere I'd like to practice. The individual who indicates that the degree is useless is really off of his/her mark. While it's absolutely true that the MS in Continuing Education is not a particularly well-known degree, graduation from a CACREP school is NOT required for licensure in most states. That being said, certain requirements (CACREP curricular equivalence) are typically still mandated within a frame of usually 48-60 graduate semester hours. With the proper wording and an adequate explanation, there's absolutely no reason to think that this degree is any less useful than any other graduate degree. If that's not enough... I'll leave you with this tidbit.... When I was a nurse, we were told that it doesn't matter where you graduated, what your GPA was, or what your score on the boards were... what matters are the letters you're allowed to put after your name. When all is said and done, I'll have the same letters and, at least comparable training, to any other beginning professional in the counseling field... and, I really couldn't reasonably ask for much more.

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UWA MSCE Counseling/Psychology review

Masters of Science in Continuing Education in Counseling/Psychology - July 18, 2012
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I just finished my M.S.C.E. in Counseling/Psychology. The program was right for me. Cons for UWA include lack of name recognition, MSCE is a strange set of initials, and not CACREP accredited. Pros for me. It is a graduate degree in the field I need. This program is fairly inexpensive because you only need 11 classes. I had some very good professors. I was in control of interaction. For a few classes I did only what was required and found interaction with the professor and other students limited. In other classes I actively participated, posting more than required on the discussion, and emailing questions to students and the professors. I found this option provided me with a great deal of interaction. If you take the right courses this program can meet the educational requirements for the Georgia LPC. Finally, even though the person I interviewed with did not know UWA, and asked what MSCE stands for, an explanation of the program and its regional accreditation must have been sufficient because I was offered the position.

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You get what you pay for......

Masters of Science in Continuing Education in Counseling/Psychology - August 14, 2011
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Never received the degree after completion..... Disaster waiting to happen....Employers do not undersrtand the MSCE and the program is not CACREP accredited. So basically you are with a bachelor's degree because the degree does not exist...The only plus in the degree is that it can be applied to hours for licensure after completing a CACREP accrediated program which takes another two years so no bang for your buck.....Be careful....

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My only concern is the name of the degree

Masters of Science in Continuing Education in Counseling/Psychology - July 2, 2011
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I am currently enrolled in the MSCE in Counseling/Psychology. Although, I find the program exceptional I am concerned with the unusual name it has. The denomination Masters of Continuing Education has raised a few questions from prospective employers.

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