Counseling & Personnel Services (EDCP)College of Education
3214 Benjamin Building, 301-405-2858
Chair: D. Kivlighan, Professor & Chair
Professors: E. Fabian, G. Gottfredson, M. Hoffman, S. Komives, C. Lee, R. Lent, S. Rosenfield, H. Teglasi-Golubcow
Associate Professors: M. Lucas, W. Strein
Assistant Professors: J. Bryan, P. Gold, K. MacDonald-Wilson, M. Miller, P. Phillips, S. Quaye
Affiliate Professors: J. Hutchinson
Professors Emeriti: M. McEwen, W. Sedlacek
Counseling and Personnel Services offers programs of preparation at the master's degree, advanced graduate specialist, and doctoral degree levels for counselors in elementary and secondary schools, rehabilitation agencies, business and industry, and college and university counseling centers. Additional graduate programs of preparation are provided for college student personnel administrators and school psychologists. Counseling and Personnel Services also offers a joint doctoral program with the Department of Psychology in counseling psychology.
While the unit does not have an undergraduate major, it does offer a number of courses which are open to undergraduates and are suggested for students considering graduate work in counseling or other human service fields. Specific courses in peer counseling, leadership, and diversity are provided.
Requirements for the Minor
Requirements for the Minor in Leadership StudiesThe EDCP Minor in Leadership Studies promotes college student leadership development by educating undergraduate students for and about leadership in a complex world. The goal of the minor is to prepare students to serve effectively in formal and informal leadership roles in campus, local, national, and global contexts. Faculty and students in the minor are dedicated to advancing the field of leadership studies by building upon and critically evaluating existing theoretical, research-based, and practical knowledge. Core courses in the minor are sequenced to meet increasingly complex sets of learning outcomes across cognitive, personal development, and group/organizational domains. Students in the minor are exposed to diverse theories and perspectives on leadership and are encouraged to apply analytical skills to develop their own working philosophy of leadership that will serve them in organizational and career contexts. Civic engagement and multicultural competence are viewed as necessary requirements for leadership.
EligibilityThe first 20 qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis each semester. In order to apply for the minor in Leadership Studies, students must have:
Students must choose two 3-credit courses, one at the 200 level and one at the 300 or 400 level, from an approved list of electives. For the list of approved courses and additional details regarding the EDCP Minor in Leadership Studies, please visit www.education.umd.edu/edcp/leadership.