College of Education and Public Policy

Counselor Education Honor Society

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Department of Professional Studies


Welcome to the Department of Professional Studies. We are the largest graduate department on campus, featuring graduate programs in Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, and Special Education. Our department is home to a dedicated group of faculty members who prioritize the development of competent and compassionate professionals. 

Our Counselor Education program offers specializations in Couple and Family Counseling and School Counseling. We prepare counselors to be highly effective professionals who can meet the needs of clients and students in a variety of settings.  Our interdisciplinary faculty are leaders in their fields at the state, national, and international levels. 

Highly-effective educational leaders are essential for high-performance learning environments.  Our Educational Leadership program prepares educators to be Indiana licensed building-level leaders that can meet the complex demands of the modern principalship and transform learning environments for P-12 teachers, students, and the communities they serve. 

Our Special Education program offers flexible options of traditional, hybrid, and select online courses coordinated with local school schedules. Our courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty with collectively over 30 years of P-12 teaching and current K-12 special education teachers who bring a variety of teaching styles and approaches to the classroom with the goal to develop a community of compassionate teachers.

Couple & Family Counseling

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All classes offered late afternoon or evening.


School Counseling 

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Learn how you can be a school counselor.

Educational Leadership

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IPFW Educational Leadership graduates are Competent, Caring and Courageous. Join Them!


Special Education 

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Earn a master's or certificate.

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Fall 2016:  Aug 22 - Dec 18

Spring 2017: Jan 9 - May 7

Summer I 2017: May 15 - Jun 23

Summer II 2017: Jun 26 - Aug 4

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Student Success Stories

IPFW Top 50Four School Counseling Students win IPFW Top 50 award.

We are proud to announce the inaugural class of IPFW Top 50 students. These individuals are not only highly engaged on the IPFW campus in their academics and co-curricular activities, they also make significant impacts in their own communities. Congratulations to Alexander Harvey, Nicole Howard, Julie Stills, and Meg Underwood!