The Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching (RCTM) program is a 76 hour program co-sponsored by the Department of Blind and Low Vision Studies and the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology. It prepares graduates to provide a full range of vocational rehabilitation counseling services to individuals with cognitive, physical, psychiatric, and sensory disabilities.
Typically, rehabilitation counselors/teachers:
Rehabilitation Counseling/Teaching graduates receive two Master of Arts degrees: Counselor Education: Rehabilitation Counseling (CERM) and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRTM). The program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and approved by the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the blind and visually impaired (AER).
Graduates are eligible to become certified rehabilitation counselors through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and certified vision rehabilitation therapists (CVRT) through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP). Graduates are also eligible for Michigan Licensure as Professional Counselors (LPC).