College of Education Congratulates Counseling Graduate Students

Graduate students from the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) all passed the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) this year.

The NCE assesses knowledge, skills and abilities determined to be important for providing effective counseling services. It is a requirement for licensure as a counselor in many states, representing one of two examination options for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification.

Over the years Marquette University CECP graduates consistently obtain scores on this national exam that exceed national means by a significant margin. This year was no different, with mean scores for CECP graduates that were over a standard deviation above the national mean. In commenting on this impressive record, Dean Bill Henk noted the enormous pride that the College of Education takes in the way that our students have performed, and went on to say, “The remarkable performance of our CECP graduate students on this national assessment year after  year is a recurring source of pride for the College of Education.  It qualifies as a testament to the rigor of our academic programs, the excellence of our students, and the instructional gifts of our faculty.”

Congratulations to our graduates on achieving this level of excellence.