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Youngstown State University3305 Beeghly College of EducationOne University PlazaYoungstown, Ohio 44555Jake J. Protivnak, Ph.D.Department Chair / Associate Professor
Youngstown State University is located an hour from Cleveland and Pittsburgh. The Department of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology develops professionals who are committed to empowering individuals to achieve their full potential. The CACREP accredited masters degree in Counseling has options in a) Clinical Mental Health Counseling, b) School Counseling, c) Addiction Counseling, d) Student Affairs and e) College Counseling. The bachelors in Special Education includes an option in mild to moderate disabilities. The masters degree in Special Education includes options in a) Autism and Related Disabilities, b) Intervention Specialist, and c) General Special Education. The educational specialist degree in School Psychology includes a master’s degree in Intervention Services. Approximately one third of our graduate students receive graduate assistantships.
The mission of the Department of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology is to develop professional counselors, intervention specialists, school psychologists, and related helping professionals. We seek to produce graduates who are sensitive to the impacts of human development, culture, and context upon students and consumers of education and counseling services. Graduates are caring and compassionate teachers, counselors and professionals; who are self-reflective; who promote opportunity and social justice for the impoverished urban and rural populations; and, who are committed to empowering individuals to thrive, and to achieve their fullest potential.
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