Sep 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Graduate and Adult Education


Kym Acuña
Chair, Department of Graduate and Adult Education

Emily Rutherford
Graduate Coordinator, Counseling and Special Education

Kym Acuña
Graduate Coordinator, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, and Human Resource Development

Julie Wood
Graduate Coordinator, Sport Administration


Program Coordinator, Tara Fox
Clinical Mental Health, Human Resource Development, and Training and Development

Program Coordinator, Wendy Helmcamp
School Counseling

Graduate degrees in counseling may be earned with two different options:

Option I - Master of Arts with a major in clinical mental health is designed for students who wish to prepare for counseling in agency or private settings.
Option II - Master of Arts with a major in human resource development is designed for students who wish to work in business and industry in employee assistance programs, training, or human resources careers.

Admission Standards

  1. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum of 18 hours of courses in the behavioral sciences or approved equivalent.
  3. A valid teaching certificate for admission to the Master of Education program in school counseling.
  4. Admission to Candidacy (upon completion of 12 or more hours).

Upon receipt of a completed application for admission the Counseling Program Admission Committee will determine those applicants who will be admitted to the counseling program.

Program Admission Procedures for School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health

  1. Applications must be completed.
  2. Three references must be provided prior to the admission decision.
  3. No student will be allowed to enroll in any graduate counseling course unless he or she has applied for admission and has been accepted into the program.

Curriculum and Instruction

Program Coordinator, Janise McIntyre

Educational Leadership

Program Coordinator, Kym Acuña

Professional Studies

Program Coordinator, Kym Acuña

Special Education

Program Coordinator, Emily Smith

Sport Administration

Program Coordinator, Julie Wood

Programs and Courses


    MajorGraduate Minor


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