College of Education Students Recognized in the Top 100 Students at Butler!

We’d like to congratulate the College of Education students who were recognized in the Top 100 Students at Butler.  We’re so proud of you – way to go!

  • Carly Allen
  • Mary English
  • Elizabeth Gormley
  • Kaitlin Klein
  • Anastasia Luc
  • Brett McMurray
  • Rebecca Pokrandt
  • Katrina Rodriguez
  • Olivia Rudd
  • Dessirae Turner
  • Amber Zimay

These students will be recognized at the Outstanding Student Banquet on April 17, 2015, where the Top 10 Men and Top 10 Women and Most Outstanding Man and Woman will be announced.  You may view the entire Top 100 Students at Butler list by visiting:  http://www.butler.edu/alumni/alumni-events/outstanding-students/banquet/

Butler University’s Master of Science in School Counseling program recently ranked #8 of the “Top 25 Most Affordable, Accredited graduate Degree Programs in Counseling and Psychology in the Midwest 2014″

Badge-Best-Counseling-Degrees-300x265Butler University’s Master of Science in School Counseling program was recently ranked #8 of the “Top 25 Most Affordable, Accredited graduate Degree Programs in Counseling and Psychology in the Midwest 2014″  by www.bestcounselingdegrees.net. The College of Education is very proud of this distinction!

The Master of Science in School Counseling accepts 24 students to its CACREP accredited School Counseling Program annually. The 48 credit hour program is designed to be completed in three years but there is a fast track option, to reduce the length of the program by 1-2 semesters. As many as 10 students from each cohort may be accepted into the fast track option.

The program had to meet rigorous criteria to become accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).*

For more information on the Master of Science in School Counseling, please visit:  http://www.butler.edu/school-counseling/ 

* Source: http://www.bestcounselingdegrees.net/rankings/most--accredited-graduate-programs-psychology-counseling-in-the-midwest/

College of Education faculty represents Indiana at the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative!

Front row (L-R) Amanda Culhan (IDOE), Melba Salmon (Guidance Director at John Marshall High School), Second row (L-R) Dr. Tom Keller (Butler University, Program Director for Graduate School Counseling), Susan Kleinman (Butler University, Coordinator for Licensed Mental Health Counselor Program), Dr. Brandie Oliver (Associate Professor, Butler University), Matt Fleck (CCR Consultant), Dr. Nick Abel (Associate Professor, Butler University), and Amy Marsh (Chamber of Commerce).

Front row (L-R) Amanda Culhan (IDOE), Melba Salmon (Guidance Director at John Marshall High School), Second row (L-R) Dr. Tom Keller (Butler University, Program Director for Graduate School Counseling), Susan Kleinman (Butler University, Coordinator for Licensed Mental Health Counselor Program), Dr. Brandie Oliver (Associate Professor, Butler University), Matt Fleck (CCR Consultant), Dr. Nick Abel (Associate Professor, Butler University), and Amy Marsh (Chamber of Commerce).

Several of our faculty from the College of Education Graduate School Counseling program were invited to be part of the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, which is focusing on college and career readiness.  This convening was a partnership between the White House’s College Opportunity Agenda and the Reach Higher Initiative.  Dr. Tom Keller and his Butler colleagues were honored to have been chosen to be part of the team that represented Indiana for the event.  The Reach Higher Initiative is a part of President Obama’s plan to improve the value of college, remove barriers to innovation and competition, and ensure student debt remains affordable for all students.  The First Lady continued this call to action by creating the Reach Higher Initiative, which strives to encourage every student to complete their high school education, be it through a professional training program, community college or four-year college/university.  This particular event concentrated on the impact of school counselors and how they can influence college enrollment.  The College of Education is really excited about the opportunity to help shape this national conversation!

If you’d like more information about the COE Graduate School Counseling program or the Reach Higher Initiative and Butler’s involvement, please feel free to contact Dr. Tom Keller, Program Director of the Graduate School Counseling Program.