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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 couoffice@eku.edu, or the program coordinator Dr. Charles Myers (email is best).  charles.myers@eku.edu

Have admissions questions?  Contact Dr. Lawrence Crouch, Assistant Admissions Coordinator.  lawrence.crouch@eku.edu


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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