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Welcome to Higher, Adult, and Counselor Education

The Department of Higher, Adult, and Counselor Education programs can help you prepare for a rewarding career as a counselor or education professional working in adult, continuing, or higher education settings. You will be empowered with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to be successful in your service to others. Your coursework and field experiences will help you learn to think critically and practice proficiently, giving you the strong foundation of both theory and practice you'll need to be effective in your chosen field.

Welcome to the homepage for the Department of Higher, Adult, and Counselor Education! We offer three areas of study - Masters degrees in Adult Education (MAEd) and Counselor Education (MS), and the Higher Education Leadership concentration for the doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD). The department also offers a graduate Certificate in Community College Instruction and numerous continuing professional development opportunities for practitioners' lifelong learning and excellence.
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213 Ragsdale

Department Interim Chair 


Dr. Scott Glass

Administrative Associate

Michelle W. Smith

The mission of the Higher, Adult, and Counselor Education Department is to prepare proficient and reflective counselors, educators, and administrators who will serve as leaders in their professions and communities.  


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