College of Education and Counseling

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What we do

The College of Education and Counseling is committed to educating dynamic, engaged, and culturally responsive leaders. Our graduates step into their schools, organizations, government agencies and nonprofits ready to engage with their communities in a way that honors and celebrates diversity in the spirit of Benedictine values. Join us in this important work - grounded in mission and driven by a vision of equitable education for all!

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Undergraduate programs

Our program pathways provide many routes to excellence, all of which culminate in real experience and are focused on community, collaboration, and cultural awareness.

Elementary Education (Major)  Special Education (Major, minor)Secondary Education (major)  Educational Studies (Major)

Master's and education programs 

Our master’s programs will challenge you to become the best in your field. We develop professionals who are analytical, reflective, ethical, and culturally responsive. Explore our many opportunities, and choose your path to success.

Master in Teaching (MIT) Master of Education (MED) 

Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs (MED-HESA)

Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)

School Administrator certification

We prepare school leaders with vision, passion, and a focus on social justice. Our administrators go into the field ready to actively engage, leverage strengths, listen and reflect, and make meaningful change.

Explore our Administrator program

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Saint Martin's JBLM programs

Saint Martin's offers a variety of degree programs designed to meet the needs of our students enrolled at our campus at JBLM. Whether you want to upgrade your skills, dive into a new field or explore your potential, Saint Martin's-JBLM can help.

Contact us to find out more about Saint Martin's-JBLM

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Teaching equity: Advocating for students

Our dynamic regional conference included keynote speaker Erin Jones, whose inspiring address focused on equity in education. It was a professionally focused day of policy and practice sharing, mobilization, and network building! Join us next year!

Learn more about our breakout sessions!

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CEC Student Resources

Applications, forms, brochures and other documents relating to the College of Education and Counseling can be found here.



Jackie Clark, Ph.D., M.A.Ed.

  • Associate Professor, Interim Associate Dean, College of Education and Counseling
  • Program Director, M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Director, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

Nancy Faaren

  • Adjunct Faculty, Post-graduate School Administrator Certification

Linda Maier, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Education
  • College of Education and Counseling Chair
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee

Janie Sacco

  • Adjunct, Social Justice
  • Adjunct, Leadership Studies