Department of Leadership in Education, Human Services, and Counseling
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Programs

Master of Arts in Leadership in Educational Administration (MA)

The Educational Administration program provides a contemporary approach to school administration as a sense-making, problem-solving activity that emphasizes leadership rather than management. Students learn to analyze organizational problems from multiple perspectives, learn about empowering leadership practices, and develop qualities associated with effective leadership and informed decision-making. Courses focus on practical issues that school leaders face with an emphasis on making the connections that are necessary for effective administration. A required field experience provides additional opportunities for considering issues from a variety of perspectives and to make the connections between theory and practice. The department also offers a Licensure Program (formerly Type 75) sequence for persons with a master's degree.

Master of Arts in Human Development Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

The program in Human Development Counseling is designed to prepare professional counselors to work with a diverse population of clients in a variety of educational, community, and mental health settings. Our faculty believes the work of the counselor is to promote the growth and development of clients. The human development counseling model for preparing counselors recognizes the profound interactive effect of people and human systems. Because we believe counselors should experience personal and professional growth and development, all courses provide cognitive and experiential learning. Practicums and internships allow for the development of a special area consistent with a student's plans for future employment. All graduates are eligible to sit for the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) the semester in which they graduate. Once certification is received, applications for the first tier of counselor state licensure can begin. Students pursuing the Clinical Counseling program take the same 51 semester hours of core courses as those students pursuing the School Counseling program and complete their program by taking 9 semester hours especially for clinical counselors.

Master of Arts in Human Development Counseling – School Counseling (MA)

The program in Human Development Counseling is designed to prepare professional counselors to work with a diverse population of clients in a variety of educational, community, and mental health settings. Our faculty believes the work of the counselor is to promote the growth and development of clients. The human development counseling model for preparing counselors recognizes the profound interactive effect of people and human systems. Because we believe counselors should experience personal and professional growth and development, all courses provide cognitive and experiential learning. Practicums and internships allow for the development of a special area consistent with a student's plans for future employment. All graduates are eligible to sit for the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) the semester in which they graduate. Once certification is received, applications for the first tier of counselor state licensure can begin. Students pursuing the School Counseling program take the same 51 semester hours of core courses as those students pursuing the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and complete their program by taking 9-10 semester hours especially for school counselors.

Master of Arts in Leadership in Human Service Administration (MA)

The Human Service Administration program is designed to prepare students for administrative positions with human service and community action agencies. The program provides a contemporary approach to administration as a sense-making, problem solving activity that emphasizes leadership rather than management. Students learn to analyze organizational problems from multiple perspectives, empower leadership practices, and develop qualities associated with effective leadership and informed decision-making. The courses in this program provide a human development foundation and integrate a human relations orientation with conceptual and technical skills. A required field experience provides additional opportunities for considering issues from a variety of perspectives and to make the connections between theory and practice.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)

The post-master’s certificate program for CMHC will allow prior students and students from surrounding areas who graduated from a CACREP approved masters level counseling program to further enhance their clinical skills in the areas of crisis debriefing, case conceptualization, psychopharmocology, psychopathology, and supervision. This 12-hour certificate program will allow students to apply for a national certification to become a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).

Post-Master's Licensure in Educational Administration (Formerly Type 75)

The Post-Master's Licensure in Educational Administration (formerly Type 75) is intended for students who have a master's degree in education or an education related field seeking the coursework required to become an administrator in Illinois schools. The number of graduate hours required varies from 20-30 based upon previous coursework. In addition to a Masters Degree and specific graduate coursework, candidates for the licensure are also required to have two years of full time teaching experience or school personnel experience and successful completion of the required State of Illinois certification examinations.

Post - Master's Certificate in School Counseling

In 2004 the Illinois State Board of Education adopted new rules for certification of school counselors to include teacher-certified or non-teacher-certified persons holding a master's degree in any related field other than school counseling. Applicants who hold a master's degree in any related field other than school counseling (e.g., other counseling specialty, social work, or psychology) are required to complete the equivalent of all requirements of an approved school counseling preparation program. PMC education objectives include providing courses to satisfy ISBE certification changes (Section 25.225 of the 23 Illinois Administrative code) and educating post-master's counselors about the professional identity and responsibilities of modern school counselors as leaders, social change agents, and counselors committed to academic success and social justice in education for all students.

Minor in Leadership Studies for undergraduate students

The Bradley University Leadership Studies minor is designed to provide students the information, experience and opportunities necessary to gain an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of leadership. This knowledge will not only benefit the students during their time at Bradley, but will continue to aid them as graduates as they assume leadership positions in their personal and professional lives. This interdisciplinary leadership studies program will integrate the many opportunities students currently have for leadership on campus. The minor serves to signify that these students have a deeper understanding of and appreciation for leadership.