Counselor Education student and alumni are featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Distinguish, the Office of Graduate Studies' online magazine.
Great things are happening in IPFW's Counselor Education Honors Society. Learn more through the Chi Eta Sigma newsletter!
Welcome to the Department of Professional Studies. We are the largest graduate department on campus, featuring graduate programs in Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, and Special Education. Our department is home to a dedicated group of faculty members who prioritize the development of competent and compassionate professionals. We apply best practices to create significant differences in the lives of clients, students, and school communities. We are committed to principles of multiculturalism, social justice, and common good. We believe in a collegial learning environment based on respect and shared responsibilities for student success.
Our Counselor Education program offers specializations in Couple and Family Counseling and School Counseling. We prepare counselors to be highly effective professionals who can meet the needs of clients and students in a variety of settings. Our interdisciplinary faculty are leaders in their fields at the state, national, and international levels.
Highly-effective educational leaders are essential for high-performance learning environments. Our Educational Leadership program prepares educators to be Indiana licensed building-level leaders that can meet the complex demands of the modern principalship and transform learning environments for P-12 teachers, students, and the communities they serve.
Our Special Education program offers flexible options of traditional, hybrid, and select online courses coordinated with local school schedules. Our courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty with collectively over 30 years of P-12 teaching and current K-12 special education teachers who bring a variety of teaching styles and approaches to the classroom with the goal to develop a community of compassionate teachers.
All classes offered late afternoon or evening.
Learn how you can be a school counselor.
Earn a master's or certificate.
Spring classes end: May 8
Summer I: May 16 - June 24
Summer II: June 27 - August 5
Fall: August 22 - Dec 18
Julie Stills, Counselor Education graduate student, Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winner
Congratulations to Julie Stills for winning First Place in the 3MT Graduate Non-Thesis category and the People’s Choice category for her research/presentation on Impacting Academic Success with Peer Mentors.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. At IPFW both senior undergraduate students and graduate students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis or research topic and its significance.
Meg Underwood, Counselor Education graduate student, wins Essay Competition
Congratulations to Meg Underwood (3rd year school counseling student) for being selected as a winner of the Ross Trust Future School Counselors Graduate Student Essay Competition. Meg’s essay was one of 181 submitted by ACA student members in this year’s competition. Meg will receive a complimentary registration to the 2016 ACA Conference, $250 in ACA professional products, and recognition at the ACA National Awards Ceremony.
Way to go, Meg! Click here to read her winning essay.
2016 Friends of IPFW Outstanding Teacher Award
Jeong-il Cho, Associate Professor, Professional Studies (Special Education) is the 2016 recipient of the Friends of IPFW Outstanding Teacher award. Pat Becker of the Friends surprised Dr. Cho with a letter notifying her of the award during Dr. Cho's class last Thursday. She will receive a plaque and $1500 at Convocation in August. Pictured above from left to right are Amy Nitza, Chair, Professional Studies, Terri Swim, Chair, Educational Studies, Vicky Carwein, Chancellor, Dr. Cho, Pat Becker, Friends of IPFW, and Jim Burg, Dean, College of Education and Public Policy.
Reeta Peshawaria- Menon Fellowship 2016 Award: Rama Cousik
The India Vision Foundation, New Delhi instituted the REETA PESHAWARIA FELLOWSHIP AWARD to celebrate excellence in the areas dear to Reeta. In this third year, the proposal on EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP was rated of exceptional merit to offer the Award to Paresh Mishra, Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership and Rama Cousik, Assistant Professor of Special Education.