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College of Education

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Education is to provide students in professional education and other human services with a quality education through academic, cultural, and leadership experiences, and to provide leadership through scholarship and service to the extended community and profession. Programs in College of Education prepare students for challenging, gratifying, and socially significant careers in education, counseling, and psychology. In additional to its teaching function, the program has a strong service commitment to public schools and human service agencies.


The College of Education offers baccalaureate programs leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Psychology. The College of Education offers Master's degrees in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd); Educational Leadership (MEd); Counseling (MEd); Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS); Marriage and Family Therapy (MS); Educational Psychology (MS); certification programs for teacher, principal, superintendent, reading specialist, and education diagnostician; and Specialist in School Psychology (SSP).

The College of Education's academic programs are organized into the following areas:

Department of Professional Curriculum and Instruction

  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Leadership

Department of Psychology and Counseling

  • Psychology and Counseling

Degree programs offered include the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in:
    • All-Level Special Education w/ESL
    • EC – 6 Generalist w/ESL
    • EC – 6 Generalist Music Vocal
    • EC – 6 Generalist Music Instrumental
    • 4-8 English Language Arts/Reading/Social Studies with ESL
    • 4-8 Mathematics with ESL
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science (MS) with majors in
    • Educational Psychology (Experimental Psychology)
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Education (MEd) degree with majors in:
    • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Counseling (School Counselor)
    • Educational Leadership
  • Specialist in School Psychology (SSP)

Several teaching supplemental and professional certificates are also offered in conjunction with different academic departments.  Degrees which lead to certification of licensure may have requirements beyond the coursework listed in this catalog.  Students must meet with a program advisor prior to initial registration, and are strongly urged to continue meeting regularly with their advisor thereafter.

Counseling Services

  • Counseling Center
  • Community Counseling and Family Therapy Center

The College of Education is home to the University's Counseling Services. Counseling Services consists of The Community Counseling and Family Therapy Center (a graduate Counseling and Psychology practicum clinic offering personal counseling to the area community) and the Counseling Center (offering personal counseling and education to students and employees as well as consultation and training to staff).