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d. 2. I. i. II. c. the number of students who graduated during the prior year from each of theose institutions with certification or licensure, or with the credentials for certification or licensure, broken down by the personnel category for which they have received, or have the credentials to receive, certification or licensure.

Current Narrative:

With the addition of master's degrees in counseling which are not specifically rehabilitation counseling, ADRS is able to increase the number of qualified candidates for employment in counseling positions.

Currently, Alabama has five universities that offer the Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling. The universities, recent enrollment figures, and last year’s graduation numbers are listed below. (As reported by the universities)

Institution, Students Enrolled, Graduates from the previous year

  1. Alabama A&M University, 55, 12
  2. Alabama State University, 21, 9
  3. Auburn University, 17, 9
  4. Troy University, 17, 25
  5. University of Alabama, 43, 7

The above institutions provide excellent candidates for available counseling positions. This translates into increased candidates for the department to recruit into employment.

Additionally, there are numerous master’s-level counseling programs in Alabama including fourteen universities that offer CACREP accredited programs in various counseling fields: Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Auburn University, Auburn Montgomery University. Jacksonville State University, Troy University, Troy University-Dothan, Tory University-Montgomery, Troy University-Phenix City, University of Alabama, University of Alabama Birmingham, University of Montevallo, University of North Alabama, and University of South Alabama. Updated enrollment and graduate data as reported by the universities will be submitted with the next CSPD reporting period.

The state personnel department’s qualifications for rehabilitation counselor currently require specific master’s degrees; therefore, ADRS will not be presented with candidates without appropriate degrees. Furthermore, candidates must provide an official transcript to ADRS prior to being appointed to a counselor position.