Community & Visitors Parents & Families Future Students Current Students Alumni & Friends Faculty & Staff
Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies

Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies

Message from the Chair

Pamela Wash


On behalf of the faculty, staff and current undergraduate and graduate students, welcome to the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies. As an integral part of the Richard W. Riley College of Education, the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies has a history of preparing students to meet the needs of our 21st Century learners, families, and clients. The Department, with over 450 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs, offers the following degree programs:


Bachelor of Science

Family and Consumer Sciences
Middle Level Education
Special Education in LD/ED and MD/SD

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Content Areas: Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Music, Social Studies, and Spanish Education

Master of Education

Counseling and Development
Educational Leadership
Middle Level Education
Special Education

The Department consists of twenty-three full-time faculty, several part-time faculty, and key staff members who are student-centered and dedicated to our mission. College of Education learning spaces feature the latest instructional technology embedded in a collaborative learning environment allowing our students to be prepared for the transition to their chosen profession. Each program in the Department strategically engages and immerses its candidates in 300 or more hours of field-based experience providing candidates professional opportunities to develop confidence and expertise in their field of study.

Teacher as Educational Leader underpins our conceptual framework and embodies our mission of teaching, scholarship, and service for the purpose of preparing professionals who are committed to the betterment of society through a lifelong quest for excellence in leadership, stewardship, collaboration, and innovation.

Welcome to the R.W. Riley College of Education Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies!

Pamela D. Wash, Ph.D.
Chair-Leadership, Counseling, and Educational Studies
204 Withers
803.323.2158
washp@winthrop.edu