Why Choose LEHC?
Preparation For Leadership
Each of the programs within our department has a central focus of preparing students as leaders in the field of choice whether it be in education, human services, or counseling. The qualities of leadership are nurtured through engagement in experiential learning that is reflective of contemporary work environments and based on thoughtful research. Specialized learning and training opportunities are supported through carefully supervised practica and internships through local schools, counseling, and human service organizations. Unique training and research options are available including the Counseling Research & Training Clinic and the newly established Center for Collaborative Brain Research.
Students can choose several specialties within this department: Educational Administration for certification as school principals, Human Services Administration as leaders in human service agencies, and Human Development Counseling for certification and licensure for counselors in pre-K-12 schools and agencies.
Students have opportunity to receive numerous endowed scholarships as well as financial assistance from the Graduate School.
Student Honorary Organizations
Chi Sigma Iota is a counseling honorary society for outstanding counseling students and professionals. This group mentors other students and advocates for the profession.
The department takes great pride in the high quality faculty who teach in each of the programs. Faculty members maintain active leadership roles in professional and community organizations reflecting continual engagement within their professions and sharing this current knowledge on an ongoing basis with students.
Students consistently score well on national and state examinations for their respective fields, averaging above the norms on national tests. Once programs are completed, students enjoy placements rates nearing 100%.
Department programs adhere to national standards set by the appropriate accrediting organizations including the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).