Department of Counselor Education
Thank you for accessing the department website. This site has a variety of information for students seeking degrees in our department. The Mission Statement is below and the links in the left panel will take you to important handbooks, department faculty/staff contacts, and other key pieces of information about the program. If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact any faculty member, Couoffice, or the program coordinator Dr. Ken Engebretson.
Counselor Education Mission:
The mission of the Counselor Education Department, at Eastern Kentucky University is to prepare effective professional counselors who will lead productive, responsible and enriched lives.
They will accomplish this by learning to become critical and creative thinkers who can communicate effectively and who have the knowledge, dispositions, counseling skills, technology skills and respect for diversity needed to succeed as professional counselors. These skills and attributes will be enhanced through a program that is designed around national and state standards, including those of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB), and the Kentucky Board for Licensed Professional Counselors.
The Counselor Education faculty place priority on the application aspect of counseling. Each student is expected to be knowledgeable of counseling theories, intervention techniques, research skills, and to be committed to their own personal growth.
The Counselor Education department website is a living document that will be continually reviewed and revised. Please return to this site for updates throughout your program. This website is only one aspect of information about these programs. Please feel free to ask questions of any faculty member or the department chair. The department chair can be reached at 859-622-1124.