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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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Public Invited to Learn About FGCU Counseling Programs at Orientation Meeting

FORT MYERS, FL - Current and prospective students interested in Florida Gulf Coast University's mental health counseling or school counseling programs are encouraged to attend the Spring Orientation meeting 5p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Academic Building III, Room 121.

The Master of Arts degree in mental health counseling prepares students for licensure as mental health counselors. Graduates work in a variety of community, social service and private arenas.

The Master of Education or Master of Arts program in school counseling prepares students for certification as school counselors. Graduates in school counseling are prepared to work in preK-12 settings.

Goals for both programs are reflective of national standards and include the development of professional competence, respect for clients, self-awareness, individual growth, professional identity, an effective professional philosophy and a research orientation. Goals unique to FGCU include accountability, advocacy, technological literacy, professional leadership and field-based learning.

Both programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (; and the school counseling program is approved by the Florida Department of Education.

No sign-up or RSVP is required. For more information, visit the College of Education Website at

For further information, contact professor Russell Sabella in the Division of Graduate Studies at (239) 590-7782 or

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