Departments

Meet the departments that make the School of Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences. Based on your direction and goals, we can help you on your journey to succeed.

Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology 

816-235-2492 | Email
215 Education Building, 615 E 52nd St, Kansas City, MO 64110 
 
The department is committed to educating future counselors, psychologists, researchers and professionals who will promote psychological wellness and the advancement of research in counseling, learning and human development. In our programs, students receive training for multicultural sensitivity and professional competence in their interactions with peers, faculty, supervisors, and the clients they serve. Our commitment to cultural and individual diversity can be seen in our:

  • Faculty composition
  • Student recruitment
  • Scholarship
  • Course content and offerings
  • Practicum opportunities
  • Community service and consultation 

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Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations

816-235-2716 | Email 
328 Education Building, 615 E 52nd St, Kansas City, MO 64110 
 
The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations (ELPF) prepares and professionally advances educational leaders in the fields of PK-12 and higher education. To align with this mission, we are driven by the following goals.

  • Foster learning, listening, reflection and renewal
  • Promote diversity, equity and social justice
  • Emphasize critical inquiry, dialogue, effective communication and the importance of positive human relationships
  • Enhance the capacity of individuals to be education entrepreneurs and leaders of organizations, which reflect new practices and traditions
  • Create meaningful educational processes and experiences
  • Develop transformational/constructivist leaders
  • Create democratic educational arenas
  • Use technology to enhance educational experiences 

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Department of Psychology

816-235-1318 | Email
Cherry Hall, Room 225, 5030 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

We are a vibrant community of behavioral scientists and clinicians who are dedicated to our students’ academic and career success.

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Department of Social Work 

816-235-1062 | Email
Address: Cherry Hall, Room 225, 503 Cherry Street, KCMO 64110 
 
Mission: To prepare competent, advanced, generalist social work practitioners to meet the needs of multicultural, diverse populations in a dynamic Midwestern metropolitan context; to be culturally proficient, ethical leaders and service providers engaged in knowledge-driven, interprofessional, multisystemic, community-based practice; to advocate for social and economic justice, enhance human well-being and support individuals’ capacity to address their own needs. 
 
Purpose: The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty. A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Fundamental to social work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to and address problems in living. 

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Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies 

816-235-2245 | Email
309 Education Building, 615 E 52nd St, Kansas City, MO 64110 
 
The Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies will enhance the knowledge base of professional educators wanting to teach in the PK-12 classrooms. The curriculum allows students to engage in conversations about important issues related to teaching and learning and to enhance their understanding of educational practice. 
 
We seek to guide our teacher candidates in the growth of these areas:

  • Commitment to all students and their learning
  • Subject area content knowledge
  • Pedagogical content knowledge
  • Making content meaningful to learners
  • Managing and monitoring student learning
  • Systematic reflection and professional growth
  • Participation in learning communities 
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