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Dept of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Psychology

CLAS celebrates summer commencement!
Project #LEARN_Chile participates in IV Congreso Interdisciplinario de Investigacion en Educacion, Santiago de Chile
Dr OMalley presents on difference & inclusion in research; invited intl speaker @ Chilean ed rsch conf #LEARN_Chile

Mission Statement

The Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology provides high quality graduate education to promote personal, cultural, social, emotional, educational and economic growth and development. Our faculty and students engage in meaningful teaching, learning, research and service that lead directly to significant transformational changes in schools, organizations, communities, and institutions locally and globally. The department’s scholars and students actively generate relevant and dynamic research that advances the fields of education, mental health, and higher education.  The multidisciplinary and multicultural nature of our department provides opportunities to model collaboration across disciplines, and to learn from one another as we are respectful of and responsive to individuals and groups from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Dr. Marialena Rivera receives a 3 year external grant from the Greater Texas Foundation to study the role of college support non-profits in an era of rising higher education costs.

Texas’ underserved college students, particularly those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged and first generation college goers, face an intimidating financial barrier in an era of rising tuition costs and state disinvestment in public higher education. Public financial aid can increase access and retention; however, aid packages often fall s...

Dr. Haber-Curran receives the 2017 Outstanding Scholarship for Emerging Scholars Award from the International Leadership Association’s Women’s Leadership Affinity Group.

Dr. Paige Haber-Curran recently received the 2017 Outstanding Scholarship for Emerging Scholars Award from the International Leadership Association’s Women’s Leadership Affinity Group.  The award recognizes outstanding scholarship that advances the topic of women’s leadership.  Dr. Haber-Curran’s research focuses on college women’s leadership de...

Dr. Clarena Larrotta Builds Community Education Programs with Graduate Students

Dr. Clarena Larrotta, Associate Professor of Adult Education, has been profiled in the University Star for her work building community education programs with graduate students. Having begun her own path in Columbia, Dr. Larrotta draws on her professional expertise and personal experiences to assist adult immigrants and English Language Learners...

5th Annual Texas State Qualitative Research Workshop and Conference – February 3rd and 4th

Research as Performance: An Overview of Ethnotheatre An Evening with Johnny Saldaña Free Registration: 5th Annual Texas State Qualitative Research Conference Date: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 Location: LBJ Student Center Teacher Theater, 9am – 2pm Keynote: Johnny Saldaña, MFA Evelyn Smith Professor,                 ...

Research Enhancement Grants Awarded to CLAS Faculty

Each year, the University’s Research Enhancement Program (REP) awards a limited number of internal grants to tenure line faculty across the university to support research projects. These competitively awards grants provide seed funding advance faculty research lines. This year, 50% of the College of Education’s REP grants were awarded to faculty...