Clinical and Professional Studies
Dr. John J. and Ann K. Pershing Memorial Scholarship

Guidance and Counseling

Master of Education, Specialist in Education

Concentration: School counseling, Community counseling

Program Strengths
  • The Department was one of six universities in the nation to receive a grant from the Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund to transform the work of school counselors.
  • Department was honored by the Education Trust as a national leader and innovator in counseling.

Special Opportunities
  • Several Graduate Research Assistantships

Job Opportunities
  • Professional counselors in schools, community agencies and colleges/universities
  • Chi Sigma Iota (national honor society in counseling)
  • LPCA Student Affiliate Organization (state counseling organization)
Faculty Specialties/Interests
  • Faculty are nationally known researchers and counselor educators.
  • Cognitive psychology and its implications for effective teaching and learning.
  • Cognitive-behavior therapy.
  • Solution-focused brief counseling.
  • Disc behavioral styles instruments and their applications.
  • Leadership development in counselors.
  • Uses of technology in counselor education.
  • Ethical and legal issues in counseling and psychotherapy.
  • School, community, rehabilitation and mental health counseling.
  • Counselor supervision.