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New counseling programs at Saint Xavier’s Orland Park Campus

Meeting the needs of the region with cutting-edge programs

Chicago (June 5, 2007) -- Beginning fall 2007, Saint Xavier University’s School of Education will offer two graduate counseling programs at Saint Xavier’s Orland Park campus.

With an emphasis on cooperative groups, individual learning and project-based learning, the two new graduate counseling cohort programs are available in school counseling and community counseling. The school counseling program prepares counselors to work with diverse student populations in a variety of school settings. Completion of this program leads to the Illinois Type 73, school counseling certification. 

The community counseling program prepares professional counselors to work with individuals and groups who may be experiencing psychological difficulties, seeking career guidance or coping with an array of life challenges and/or transitions. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor examination. 

For more information about the new counseling cohorts, call the Orland Park campus at (708) 802-6200 or visit www.sxu.edu/soe. 



Contact: Joe Moore

(773) 298-3937 or jmoore@sxu.edu




Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.





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