The Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology (CSEP) prepares students to work with individuals, groups and agencies to resolve problems and enhance personal development. Students are taught research and other evidence-based skills and are encouraged to adopt a scientist-practitioner approach. Most classes are small, informal and engaging with a focus on applied student learning. We provide students with applied experience gained through fieldwork, practica and internship placements. The flexibility of our programs allow students to work closely with our faculty who regularly include them in their research projects and publication efforts.
We are an interdisciplinary and collaborative department operating within a community-based, scientist-practitioner methodology. In this model we produce cutting-edge research that informs students, scholars, and practitioners to build upon the strengths of diverse populations. As scientist-practitioners, we educate students in counseling, school, and educational psychology & quantitative methods for evidence-based policy and practice. Through an equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion (EDJI) infused framework, our teaching, research, and service has impact at local, state, national, and international levels.