Do you dream of making a positive impact on the children and families in your community or around the country? Earning a degree from one of the University of Central Missouri’s accredited Counseling and Educational Leadership programs is the best step you can take to build a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge that can lead to landing the career of your dreams.
Counseling and Educational Leadership offers two distinct paths:
CAEP- and DESE-accredited
Small class sizes
Learn from world-class faculty
Whether you want to be a school counselor or a superintendent, our student-centered programs in Counseling and Educational Leadership will set you up for success — both academically and professionally:
The programs offered by UCM’s Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership are designed to provide you with the experience, knowledge and skills to stand out in many industries and positions.
Each of our programs and specialty options prepare you for various exciting careers in two of the most important fields in the country. Graduates of our programs work in diverse settings, including community counseling centers, private practices and hospitals, as well as elementary, middle and high schools.
Many of our students go on to become:
UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs has accredited the Counseling Program (Masters degrees for School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentrations) for an eight-year period with conditions through October 31, 2026.