Departmental Mission Statement

The mission of the Counseling and School Psychology Department is to prepare front line practitioners in the mental health profession who contribute significantly to the social, emotional, academic and physical development of children, youth and families in a multicultural society. We prepare outstanding Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Professional School Counselors and School Psychologists, through evidenced-based quality teaching methods, active clinical and field practice and related scholarly research.

All three nationally accredited programs [Masters level counseling programs accredited by CACREP- Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, and School Psychology program accredited NASP- National Association of School Psychologists] are part of the NCATE [National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education] accredited School of Education and strive to meet the highest professional standards of training. Each program prepares graduates who demonstrate mastery of the program objectives and upholds the highest ethical principles of professional conduct for certification and/or licensure. Graduates of our three programs impact and provide leadership to organizations, schools and related mental health facilities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.