Professional Educational Services
The Department of Professional Educational Services at Indiana University South Bend provides certificate, licensure, and degree programs in Counseling, Educational Leadership, and Special Education.
The regionally recognized Counseling program offers graduate coursework to students seeking counseling careers in education, mental health services, business, and community or government agencies. A certificate program in drug and alcohol abuse counseling is available. Additionally, the Counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Educational Leadership program provides graduate education for those individuals interested in obtaining their Indiana principal's license. Extensive field experiences, authentic learning, and problem-solving exercises are integrated into each course, preparing candidates for the rigorous state licensing exam and the problem solving expectations associated with leadership positions.
The Special Education program prepares individuals for positions in the challenging and highly rewarding field of special education. Students in the undergraduate program can earn a license in mild disabilities in conjunction with a major in elementary or secondary education. At the graduate level, candidates can earn a Master of Science Degree in Education with an emphasis in special education. Graduate students can seek a license in mild interventions or intense interventions.