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Mission and Goals

Mission
The mission of University of the Cumberlands School of Counseling is to provide a superior educational experience that will coach passionate students to become, for this degree, addiction counselors and counseling leaders distinguished by sound ethical values with a heart for humanity who can change the world one life at a time.

Vision
Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), UC School of Counseling programs prepare professionals who are committed to integrity of the individual, client-centered counseling, diversity, social change, and academic excellence. Our faculty distinguish themselves in areas of research, scholarship, professional integrity, evidence-based practice, as well as both local and international collaborations. They are dedicated to impacting our profession to effect positive change in our communities.

The Department’s faculty, students, and alumni are actively engaged in connecting families and communities; serving the community’s needs through our work in schools, organizations, and centers within the community; and designing and delivering specialized training to professionals and families in surrounding communities.

"The learning environment and the facilities at UC PA are the best around and it makes learning so much ..."

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– Kevin Caddell
PA Program Student

"UC has multiple attributes that I find attractive. Its affordability, high moral standards and sense of ..."

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– April Templeton
MBA graduate

"UC provided me with the tools and professional network of individuals to lead our school district in South Carolina."

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– David O’Shields
Superintendent
Laurens County School District

"I believe that UC is making great strides toward becoming one of the best online programs."

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– Benjamin Clayton
MACS Program

"Enrolling in the University of the Cumberlands’ MBA program was a rewarding and valuable investment ..."

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– Brooklyn Hooker
Accountant
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

"UC does an excellent job of bringing students from the virtual world together in a cohesive class unit."

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– Jennifer Kincaid
Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

"The MBA program has given me an opportunity to further my education while working a full-time job."

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– Desrick Jones
Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

"The online program at UC has allowed me to further my education while maintaining my personal commitments."

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– Carl Roberts
Teacher
MAT Program

"I enjoyed the convenience and flexibility of the schedule especially with four children. The small ..."

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– Mark Steely
Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"I enjoyed the quality of the materials and the instructors. The knowledge I gained will help me in my business."

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– Eric Greer
Founder & President
CIS

"Being part of the new era of technology allows UC to be a great learning institution as well as versatile."

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– Lesley Tipton
PA Program Student

"The MAED program was a very comprehensive and robust experience that definitely added value to ..."

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– Nathan Smith
Elementary School Teacher

"The MBA program fit my busy lifestyle. I was able to attend MBA classes and do the assigned work all ..."

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– Pam Jones
Controller
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"I was attracted to UC because of its location in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains ..."

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– Suzanne Benninger
PA Program Student

"The [MBA] program allowed me to make great contacts and network with other professionals."

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– Amanda Farris
Accountant
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

"The Rank 1 program at UC provides a broad array of avenues for enhancing our roles as educators."

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– Elizabeth Stack
Teacher

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