Program Evaluation Report

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Master’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Outcomes, Evaluation, and Modifications

As of Spring 2018, 191 Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) students had degree plans on file with the Counseling Program. In 2017, 58 CMHC students graduated from the Program, and the Program completion rate was 100%. During this same time period, 92% of students who sat for the on-campus administration of the National Counselor Examination, the standardized examination required for Texas Licensure as a Professional Counselor (NCE), passed the exam. Scores on the NCE administered during fall 2017 indicate the UNT mean for the total score on the NCE was 104.8 as compared to the national mean was 105.4. Scores on the NCE administered during spring 2018 indicate the UNT mean was 121.6 as compared to the national mean 113.4. Of CMHC graduates who responded to follow-up surveys, 93% who wished to be employed were employed in counseling or a closely related field within six months of graduation.

In light of the CHMC curriculum modifications that were implemented in 2017 to adhere to new Texas Licensure requirements, faculty agreed to continue to monitor students’ outcomes on their NCE and on their Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) to assess the effects of the new curriculum changes on students’ ability to pass these exams.

Master’s School Counseling Program Outcomes, Evaluation, and Modifications

As of Spring 2018, 17 School Counseling students had degree plans on file with the Counseling Program. During academic year 2017-2018, seven School Counseling students graduated from the Program, and the Program completion rate was 60%. During this same time period, 100% of students who sat for the TExES-School Counselor, the examination required for Texas Certification as a School Counselor, passed the exam. Of School Counseling Program graduates who responded to follow-up surveys, 100% who wished to be employed were employed in counseling or a closely related field within six months of graduation.

As a result of the low numbers of students that are applying to the school counseling track and in light of Texas teaching requirements for school counseling certification, the counseling faculty voted to open a school counseling program at the new UNT college in Frisco. The class schedule for this new counseling program is designed to specifically accommodate the needs of full time teachers while allowing them to be fulfill the educational requirements for Texas school counseling certification and licensure.

Doctoral Program Outcomes, Evaluation, and Modifications

As of Spring 2018, 46 doctoral students had degree plans on file with the Counseling Program. During academic year 2017-2018, 12 doctoral students graduated from the Program, and the Program completion rate was 90%. Of Doctoral Program graduates who responded to follow-up surveys, 89% who wished to be employed were employed in counseling or a closely related field within six months of graduation.

During academic year 2017-2018, 100% of the doctoral students passed the Doctoral Qualifying Exam. During this academic year, two students completed the new Blended Internship, Portfolio, and Qualifying Exam (BIPQ). The BIPQ, organized into five areas corresponding to the five CACREP doctoral core areas (Counseling, Supervision, Teaching, Research & Scholarship, and Leadership & Advocacy), requires students to engage in a variety of activities culminating in case presentations; a written qualifying exam demonstrating integration of one’s counseling theory into one’s counseling, supervision, and teaching; and a final oral qualifying exam. Both students who took the BIPQ this academic year have given us positive feedback and noted that this process allowed them to integrate their counseling, teaching, and supervision identities and more comprehensively demonstrate their knowledge of research methodologies. They also indicated that the interactive approach to this process allowed them to articulate more clearly the connection among the different domains: Teaching, Supervision, Research, and Leadership.

To read the Counseling Program's previous comprehensive evaluation reports, please see files: