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Counseling and Family Therapy

The Department of Counseling and Family Therapy offers coursework leading to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, to state certification in elementary and secondary guidance and counseling, to eligibility for licensing as a professional counselor (state), and to eligibility for board certification in counseling (national). The M.Ed. programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Career Counseling along with the Ph.D. in Counseling are all fully nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


Educator Preparation, Innovation and Research 

The Educator Preparation, Innovation and Research (EPIR) Department provides preservice and practicing educators, and related services professionals, the preparation and embedded practical experiences that feature contemporary and evidence-based best practices. The hallmark of the pedagogical instruction and pragmatics is our focus on engaged, experiential learning that introduces and supports premiere instructional opportunities that orient and improve our students' development of sound learning communities, supporting classrooms of students of diverse populations and abilities. The faculty pride themselves in offering a variety of course content platforms and opportunities for student research, and community collaborations and partnerships.


Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELAPS)


The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers four program areas: K-12 Education Administration, Higher Education Administration, Adult and Continuing Education, and Community Education.
Educational Psychology, Research, and Evaluation
The Department of Educational Psychology, Research, and Evaluation provides an array of undergraduate and graduate courses to support university programs. An educational Psychology (Ed Psy) designation is used for courses about teaching/learning issues and child and adolescent development. Educational Research (Ed Rem) courses focus on issues of methodology, both quantitative and qualitative, as well as offerings on evaluation processes. The department has developed a core of doctoral level seminars to prepare students for advanced work. The newly revised undergraduate teacher education program has two of the seven core courses from Educational Psychology, recognizing the importance of building practice on solid theoretical foundations.