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Department of Counseling, Foundations, and Leadership

Department of Counseling, Foundations, and Leadership

Degree Programs


Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Leadership

The Education Doctorate Degree in Curriculum or Leadership is intended for classroom educators, school administrators, district personnel, and other individuals seeking professional expertise in curriculum and leadership.


Education Specialist - Educational Leadership

The Education Specialist Degree advances the candidate toward a greater leadership role and with increased responsibility in their field. Admission, Candidacy and Expectation can be found here.


Master of Education - Educational Leadership ONLINE

The Master of Education Degree is offered entirely online using the latest technological advances to prepare the student for a leadership role in their discipline. Candidates can also choose a Higher Education track within Ed. Leadership.


Master of Education - Educational Leadership Higher Education Track

The Master in Educational Leadership - Higher Education track is a 36-credit hour, degree program designed to prepare students and professionals for a career in the field of post-secondary education. This program is offered through our innovative College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University.


Master of Education - School Counseling

The Masters of Education Degree prepares the student to work within the school system providing skilled intervention and management techniques to promote positive mental health.


Master of Science - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offers students professional training and supervision to become a licensed professional serving others in a variety of settings.

Certificate Programs


Marriage & Family Therapy Certificate Program

Open to all clinicians in the mental health field. Certificate completes the didatic portion of training in MFT for licensure.


School Counseling - Post Graduate

The Post Graduate Certification in School Counseling allows the graduate to complete requirements for certification as a school counselor. Transcript evaluation required.

ProgramDegree Type AvailableContact
Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. Dr. Stella Michael-Makri
Curriculum and Leadership Curriculum Track Ed.D. Dr. Jennifer Brown
Curriculum and Leadership Educational Leadership Track Ed.D. Dr. Jennifer Brown
Curriculum and Leadership Higher Education Administration Track Ed.D.* Dr. Jennifer Brown
Educational Leadership M.Ed.*, Ed.S.* Dr. Christopher Garretson
Educational Leadership - Leadership in Higher Education Track M.Ed.* Dr. Christopher Garretson
Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate Graduate Certificate* Dr. Michael Baltimore
School Counseling M.Ed. Dr. Ryan Day

* Degrees marked with an asterisk may be earned online