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Department of Educational Leadership & Counselor Education

Thank you for accessing the Counseling Department website.  We're glad you're here!  While we strive to provide the most current and up-to-date information, we know you will have some unanswered questions.  Please feel free to contact any faculty member, our graduate assistants at, or the program coordinator Dr. Charles Myers (email is best).

Have admissions questions?  Contact Dr. Lawrence Crouch, Assistant Admissions Coordinator.

Who We Are

In a recent article, U.S. News & World Report ranked Mental Health Counselor #8 in Best Social Services jobs.  The Bureau of Labor & Statistics expects job growth in the field to rise 20% between 2016-2026.  Our faculty of counselor-educators are well respected in their field of study, having a strong history of national and international publications/presentations.  They are active in their own specialized areas of practice as well, including marriage & family, grief counseling, animal therapy, and play therapy to name a few!

What to Expect

  • A program designed to be completed in 3 years, or longer, if needed.  (60 total program hours)
  • A mixture of online and classroom classes. 
  • Personalized mentoring and guidance to help students make the most of their training experience.
  • Includes courses in counseling, leadership, and research
  • Provides a practicum and internship experience to help meet future career goals.

The Student Experience

The following 3 minute video will help answer student experience questions and bring a more clear understanding of what you may expect.  Break out the popcorn and enjoy!

Disclaimer: The Counselor Education Department website is a living document that will be continually reviewed and revised.

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