Winthrop University: COE - Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies - Message from the Chair

Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies

Message from the Chair

 PDW Web Pic2 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 550 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs, offers the following degree programs:

Bachelor of Science

Human Development and Family Studies
Middle Level Education
Physical Education Teacher Education
Special Education - Multi-Categorical w/Severe and Elem. Add-on

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Content Areas: Physical Education Teacher Education

Master of Education

Counseling and Development
Educational Leadership
Learning Design and Technologies (begins Fall 2019!)
Special Education Intervention (New Online Program)

Educational Specialist (EdS)

EdS in Educational Leadership

Graduate Professional Certificate

Middle Level 

Project-Based Learning Endorsement

Project-Based Learning - 3 courses required for SCDoE licensure endorsement

The Department consists of 17 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-Counseling, Leadership and Educational Studies
204 Withers

Last Updated: 7/3/19