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Counselor Education, Ed.S.

College of Education

Become a professional counselor. Join a diverse community dedicated to excellence and committed to supporting individuals and groups through proven practices.

Gain the knowledge and skills to collaborate with parents, teachers, school administrators and other mental health professionals to promote well-being and academic success among all students. Whether you choose the clinical mental health, marriage, couples and family, or school counseling concentration, you will be highly sought after graduation.

Program Highlights

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    A Notable Faculty

    Learn from leading counseling faculty members dedicated to tomorrow's multiculturally competent counselor educators.

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    Fast Track

    Become eligible to achieve national certification and state licensure for public schools in just two years.

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    Accredited Program

    Study in a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

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    Ranked Program

    Be part of a college ranked in the top 15 percent nationally for graduate programs of education by U.S. News & World Report.

What You’ll Study

Engage in scholarship, leadership, service and advocacy for systemic change. Clinical mental health students conduct counseling and implement clinical treatments. Marriage, couples and family specialists learn to respond to the therapeutic needs of these groups. School counselors learn to work with students and parents in PK-12 educational settings.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Listening Skills

    Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication


    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support

    Intercultural Competence

    Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures

  • Therapeutic Intervention

    Using proven strategies to help individuals or groups achieve positive outcomes


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression


    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • School Counselor
  • Individual Counselor
  • Group Counselor
  • Family Counselor
  • Marriage Counselor

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Community Organization
  • Private Practice