Missouri Valley College Master's Students boast high scores on national exam

Friday, June 14, 2013

Students in Missouri Valley College's Master of Arts in Community Counseling program completed the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination Friday, May 24. All four MVC students who sat for the CPCE scored well above the national average.

The CPCE is administered by graduate counseling programs across the nation when students are nearing graduation. The exam serves the dual purpose of a student exit exam and a program evaluation tool. It mirrors the content of the licensure exam students must pass as part of the post-degree process for becoming a licensed professional counselor.

"I am extremely proud of our students," said Dr. Kevin Sanders, MACC program director. "They simply outperformed most of their counterparts from other colleges and universities. This suggests that our students are very well-prepared for professional success as they approach graduation."

The four MACC students who completed the CPCE exam were Ralitsa Gospodinova, Dana Hiler, Tabatha Inscore and Emily Mulcahey.

"In addition to the achievement of our students, this is also significant for the MACC program. Student performance on this type of national exam provides us with feedback about our curriculum and the instruction provided. Based on the recent CPCE results of our graduating students, it's clear we are on the right track," Sanders said.