Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

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Behavioral Studies

The Department of Behavioral Studies administers two master's degree programs; School Counseling (elementary and secondary) and Mental Health Counseling. In addition, the department offers courses for students interested in certifying as school counselors who already have earned Masters Degrees in other fields of education. Adjunctive to the teacher preparation program, the department offers undergraduate service courses in the area of psychological foundations of education to pre-service and in-service teachers.


The mental health counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


Psychological Foundations 
The psychological foundations component of the department supports the undergraduate preparation of pre-service teachers by providing a knowledge base related to the learner and learning environment. What teachers must know and do to demonstrate mastery in this critical area is studied in courses and field experiences in educational psychology, child psychology and adolescent psychology.