CCOE | Rehabilitation Education Programs


If you want “helping people” as a career, Rehabilitation Services might be the undergraduate major for you, and Rehabilitation Counseling might be the graduate study for you.

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Mission Statement

BS in Rehabilitation Services Program

The mission of the Rehabilitation Services Program is to prepare students to work in a variety of occupational settings to enhance their professional development, knowledge, skills, and abilities. In these settings, they will advance the independence, integration, and full participation of individuals with rehabilitation needs in the urban community and workforce.

BS in Rehabilitation Services Objectives

  • Students will develop skills for accessing community resources that serve individuals with rehabilitation needs.
  • Students will attain appropriate interviewing and communication skills.
  • Students will acquire technical writing skills.
  • Students will be able to integrate information to provide a diverse range of services to clients with rehabilitation needs.
  • Students will learn to advocate and teach advocacy skills to their clients to integrate people with disabilities within the community.
  • Students will master skills to maximize independence for people with disabilities.
  • Students will obtain skills in working with multi-culturally diverse individuals within an urban setting.
  • Students will apply learned knowledge and skills to real life settings.
  • Students will obtain knowledge and develop skills in how to work multiculturally with ethnically diverse individuals when providing human services within an urban environment.
  • Students will be able to provide services to persons with rehabilitation needs in community agencies within an urban setting.

MS in Rehabilitation Counseling Program

The mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program is to recruit and train individuals from a remarkably diverse urban center to become rehabilitation counselors who work in a variety of employment settings. The Program serves the community by preparing counselors and administrators to become leaders and work in partnership with individuals who have disabilities to maximize their personal and professional potential.

MS in Rehabilitation Counseling Objectives

  1. Recruit applicants from a remarkably multicultural, multilingual urban center, who have a variety of experiences and skills, including students with disabilities. 
    1. Distribute program brochures via mail, e-mail, and our website
    2. Present on the program to relevant organizations, agencies, classes at CSULA, and other colleges and universities
    3. Networking with employers at practica and internship sites
  1. Retain enrolled students through graduation. 
    1. Encourage to join the student Rehabilitation Counseling Association and other rehabilitation-related state and national organizations to further develop their professional identity
    2. Provide accurate, timely, and effective advisement throughout the academic year
    3. Collaborate with Student Financial Aid and funding from outside sources (RSA and private grants)
    4. Help students remedy academic difficulties
  1. Deliver the CORE-accredited curriculum in rehabilitation counseling. 
    1. Students will promote the dignity and worth of all individuals, and advocate for people with disabilities so that they receive maximum benefit and equitable treatment in society (C.1)
    2. Students will recognize the richness and uniqueness of socially and culturally diverse populations, providing equitable services to all individuals (C.2)
    3. Students will be able to recognize consumers’ strengths and capabilities throughout their lifespan, and assist them to maximize their potential (C.3)
    4. Students will establish their knowledge and expertise in the world of work, and the vocational implications of disability, including the knowledge to assist with issues of accommodation and accessibility (C.4)
    5. Students will develop effective individual and group counseling strategies, interviewing and consultation skills, and sensitivity in working with consumers (C.5, C.6)
    6. Students will learn evaluation techniques necessary for case conceptualization and intervention targeting (C.7)
    7. Students will apply empirically-supported interventions to practice and program development, and appropriately evaluate the effectiveness of these activities (C.8)
    8. Students will become expert in medical and psychosocial aspects of disability and functioning (C.9)
    9. Students will obtain practical experiences in working with people with disabilities in community, public, private sector agencies, and colleges and universities within an urban environment (C.10)
  1. Graduate and place 100% of enrolled students. 
    1. Encourage students to select employment in the public sector (e.g., vocational rehabilitation, Veterans Administration); facilitate placement in private not-for-profit and for profit agencies
    2. Student development counseling graduates find disability-related employment in higher education
    3. Transition services graduates will assume positions within state-federal vocational rehabilitation system, in collaboration with the secondary education system