Winthrop University: COE - Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies

Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies

Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders...What Are You Waiting For?

Welcome to the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies. Our department prepares candidates to meet the needs of 21st Century learners, families, and clients through degree programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both teacher education and non-licensure degree programs. The Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies has over 550 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Human Development & Family Studies, Middle Level Education, and Special Education (that includes three areas of certification). The department also offers Master of Education degrees in Counseling and Development, Educational Leadership, Special Education Intervention, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. Additionally, we offer a Graduate Professional Certificate in Middle Level Education and the newly added licensure endorsement for Project-Based Learning.

**Our B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies is the only CFLE-approved program in South Carolina and is nationally recognized by the National Council on Family Relations

Please visit the links below to find the right degree program for you!

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies

Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education

Bachelor of Science in Special Education (Multi-Categorical)

Graduate Programs

Master of Education in Counseling and Development

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership

Master of Education in Special Education Intervention (online)

Graduate Certificate in Middle Level Education

Project-Based Learning Endorsement

Last Updated: 7/13/22