Welcome to the Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, & School Psychology (CLAS) Department at Texas State University. Comprised of graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels, our department consists of a multidisciplinary team of professors and highly qualified staff committed to the educational and professional success of our students. Pursuing the dreams and possibilities of a graduate education, our students come from many distinct fields and bring a wide range of professional and personal experiences that enrich our work together. The extensive areas of study in which our students are immersed include school psychology; professional counseling in the areas of community, marital-family-couples, or school counseling; adult, professional, and community education; educational leadership with emphasis on principal and superintendent certification, instructional leadership, or school improvement; and student affairs in higher education. Our students and graduates provide leadership and professional service to schools, agencies, communities, colleges and universities, and professions across Texas as well as nationally and internationally. Our faculty are deeply involved in high quality, innovative, and critical research projects generating knowledge and understanding oriented toward the flourishing of communities, individuals, and the social institutions that support them. Eager to share the work of research, scholarship, and learning with their students, the faculty also supports and advances Texas State University as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We invite you to explore our programs through this web site, meet the people that form our team, and join the students, staff, and faculty that have found an academic home in CLAS.
Michael P. O’Malley, Ed.D.,
Chair, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, & School Psychology (CLAS)