Students admitted to the Rehabilitation Counseling program have the opportunity to obtain several licenses, learn and practice the most current skills sets in the counseling profession, and have opportunity to apply for majority of their tuition to be funded by a federal grant.
Students and/or Graduate Assistants have the opportunity to help plan and volunteer at our annual ABILITY Event.
For more information in this, visit our page: Embracing the Difference Globally: The ABILITY Event.
Developed in the Fall of 2019, the Rehabilitation Studies program, alongside Student Accessibility Services, St. Cloud State Confucius Institute, Department of Special Education, St. Cloud State Online and Distance Learning, and Information Technology Services, created an Assistive Technology Lab located in the Education Building at St. Cloud State.
The purpose of this lab is to educate the campus community and society on how assistive technology can be used to reduce barriers faced by people with disabilities and to provide opportunities and tools that enable people to fully participate where they live, work, and play.
Tours and informational sessions are available! If interested, please contact Katie Ramos at 320-308-4750, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Facebook page “SCSU Assistive Technology Lab”.
The Rehabilitation Counseling program is partnered with a variety of student life services across campus; our students are able to participate in various events and programs offered by these organizations. These partnerships currently include Peer Wellness Coaching, Recovery Resource Center, Student Accessibility Services, and the Confucius Institute.
We encourage professional development and experiences for all students by attending conferences in the program with trips within the state, nationally or internationally.
Grant scholars will receive an optional stipend to attend a professional development event each semester. For more detailed information, visit our Program Highlights.
For students who prefer distance learning, our program has the option of learning remotely through online methods.
Join the class for real-time instruction with the on-campus students.
During the Fall of 2019, the Rehabilitation Studies Program was awarded a federal long-term training grant from RSA (Rehabilitation Services Administration) in the amount of $1 million to disperse over five years.
The purpose of the grant is to train more professionals to work in the field of rehabilitation. The grant provides tuition remission plus a professional development stipend. The student agrees to work for State Vocational Rehabilitation Services for two years for every one year of funding.
A graduate assistantship is an academically related employment reserved for graduate students that is typically offered in three ways based on the program: teaching assistants, research assistants, and program assistants.
Rehabilitation Studies offers program assistants and teaching assistant opportunities. A Rehabilitation Studies graduate assistant is typically part time (10 hours per week) and receives benefits such as salary and tuition remission.