College of Education Departments


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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 (EdPrep)

The Department of Educator Preparation, Innovation and Research supports professional development through several degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Studies (BES) prepares educators serving in community organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) prepares classroom teachers in all areas of public and private education from early childhood through high school. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) can be earned in Elementary, Secondary or Special Education with concentrations designed to deepen an educator’s knowledge in a specific area. Our faculty prepares students for the professoriate and leadership in education through the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctorate in Educational Practices (EdD) degrees.

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.