Marquette Counseling Students Shine on National Exam

Released: 6/10/13

Once again graduate students from the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) posted stellar scores on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) this year. On this national examination, a group of 30 Master’s students scored significantly above the national mean of 84, achieving more than 16 points higher at 100 than the national average. In addition, our students scored almost 25 points higher than the national passing score of 75.5.

Commenting on the scores, Dean Bill Henk stated that “These remarkable scores are no longer a surprise to me. Our students have performed incredibly well on this national examination year after year, and that’s a testament to the high quality of the program, the faculty, and of course, the students themselves.”

The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination is administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Used by over 250 universities, the CPCE is designed to assess counseling students’ knowledge in eight major areas, including humangrowth and development, helping relations, social and cultural foundations, group work, career and lifestyle development, appraisal, research and program evaluation and professional orientation and ethics.



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