Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling’s website. We are an all graduate department offering master, specialist, and doctoral degrees in counseling, higher education, and educational leadership. Our mission is to provide transformative, high quality programs to inspire, empower, and prepare students to succeed and lead. We strive to be the premier preparation provider for leaders of higher education, P-12 schools, and community counseling agencies. In doing so, the department wants each student to have a quality educational experience.
Our master’s in counseling programs are accredited by CACREP and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. We offer Mental Health and School counseling along with a Psychological Examiner program.
Three levels of degrees are offered in the Educational Leadership program. We offer a master’s degree in Teacher Leadership, Higher Education, and School Administration. In the specialist degree, Teacher Leadership and School Administration are offered. In addition we offer a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership with the University of Missouri through the Statewide Cooperative Ed.D program.
With many different avenues toward success, we hope you have a great learning experience in earning your degree through our department and Southeast Missouri State University.