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Department of
Counselor Education

 

Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education. As part of The Teachers College, we share a vision to provide quality instruction, related scholarship and service in a student-centered environment. We strive to encourage academic excellence within all departmental programs.

 

Welcome back! Classes start for Fall 2018 at August 20
ESU's Department of Counselor Education is located in The Earl Center
Learn about our department's offerings by exploring the information below.

  

Counselor Education Programs

The Department of Counselor Education offers one undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Services Education, and three graduate degrees in Art Therapy Counseling, School Counseling, and Clinical Counseling. Within the Clinical Counseling program, three areas of professional concentration are available: Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. A brief description of each degree program is provided below.

All qualified applicants to Counselor Education receive equal consideration for admission, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, gender, familial or parental status, marital status, sexual orientation or identity, religious or non-religious beliefs, age, disability, military or veteran status, or socioeconomic status. ESU provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities, as requested from the Office of Disability Services. People of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


Undergraduate


Rehabilitation Services Education

The B.S. in Rehabilitation Services Education prepares candidates to become disability, addiction, and human services specialists. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the Licensed Addiction Counselor credential in Kansas.

 

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Graduate Programs


Art Therapy

The Master of Science in Art Therapy prepares human service professionals to utilize the creative art process and patient/client responses as reflections of an individual’s development, abilities, personality, interests, concerns, and conflicts.

 

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Clinical Counseling

The Clinical Counseling prepares candidates to provide an array of professional therapeutic services. With courses available online and at the Emporia campus, candidates may select from one of three concentrations in which to develop specialty competencies:  Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. Program graduates are eligible to apply for national counseling certification and professional licensing in Kansas.

 

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School Counseling

The School Counseling program prepares candidates to meet the needs of PreK-12 students. A portion of the program is available online. Candidates may complete the program at the Emporia campus or at the Overland Park ESU-KC campus.

 

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Direct Entry: School Counseling

Formerly titled Parallel Pathways, this master's program is designed for candidates who do not hold a teaching license. Full-time students and working professionals prepare to meet the needs of PreK-12 students. A portion of the program is available online. Candidates may complete the program at the Emporia campus or at the Overland Park ESU-KC campus.

 

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Dual Curriculum -
Art Therapy Counseling and
Clinical Counseling

Candidates pursuing this option may earn two masters degrees by completing a shared, three-year curriculum. Program completers will receive both the Master of Science in Art Therapy Counseling AND the Master of Science in Clinical Counseling. Program graduates are eligible to apply for national counseling certification and professional licensing in Kansas.

 

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Dual Curriculum -
Art Therapy Counseling and
Clinical Psychology

Candidates pursuing this option may earn two masters degrees by completing a shared, three-year curriculum. Program completers will receive both the Master of Science in Art Therapy Counseling AND the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Program graduates are eligible to apply for national counseling certification and professional licensing in Kansas.
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Community Counseling Services

Community Counseling Services (CCS) provides affordable counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups in a professional, quiet, and confidential setting for residents of Emporia and surrounding communities. Services are provided by advanced graduate students in training under the supervision of experienced faculty with counseling, research, and supervisory expertise

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Conferences & Events

In November 2017 the 68th Annual Counseling Conference was held at Emporia State. Handouts and further information from the conference are available here.

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Scholarships

We have several scholarships for students seeking degrees from the Department of Counselor Education.

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School Counselor Center

The School Counselor Center assists school counselors with various needs, from consulting on any subject related to school counseling to providing crises consulting on-site or via technology services. A major component of the center is a library of current materials to have readily available to school counselors for a small shipping and handling fee. Items may be checked out for four weeks or less.

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