The Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree is designed principally to prepare students for employment as counselors in agencies, private practice settings, and consultation practices. The School Counseling degree is designed principally to prepare students for employment as School Counselors in K-12 school settings. Some students also apply to doctoral programs in Counselor Education and Supervision. It is not the general practice of the CHDS faculty to automatically provide reference letters to graduates for admission to further education or for employment applications, nor to supply evaluations of competencies for individual credentials. However, the faculty is happy to provide such service to students on a request basis. Please do not hesitate to ask for a letter of reference, if it would be helpful to you. It is the faculty member's decision whether or not to provide the letter. Endorsements will be written only if the student's program of studies in fact prepared him/her for the position or credential in question.