Counselor, Leadership, & Special

Counselor, Leadership & Special Education

The department of counseling, leadership and special education consists of a collection of programs, each dedicated to developing our students into leaders and scholars in counseling and life-long education. As a student in our department, you will develop into an educator who is confident and assured in your abilities to have a positive personal impact on the world, and serve as an engaged citizen and leader in your community.

Special Education Degrees

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree

School Counseling Degree

Instructional Leadership Degrees

Mentor Planning Guide Revised Spring 2014


Counselor Education

Chi Sigma lota is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. Auburn Montgomery's Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honors Society chapter is Alpha Upsilon Mu. For more information about the society contact the faculty advisor Dr. Paul F. Hard at 334-244-3240 or or Dr. Glenda P. Reynolds at 334-244-3891 or

Counseling Student Handbook

Special Education

Student Council for Exceptional Children is a subdivision of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. For more information about the SCEC contact the faculty advisor Dr. Sara Bicard at 334-244-3401 or

Career Possibilities


Elementary, Middle/Junior High/ High School Counselor
Post-Secondary School Counselor
Vocational Counselor
School Counseling Coordinator
School Counseling Director
Community Counselor
Agency Counselor
Rehabilitation Counselor
Mental Health Counselor
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
Marriage and Family Therapists
Private Practice

Special Education Teacher

Public or Private Schools
Day Care Facilities
Hospitals/ Rehabilitation Facilities
Homebound Instruction
Special Education Coordinator
Special Education Supervisors or Administrators
Special Education Lobbyist
Researcher with Assistive Technology
Special Education University Professors
State Department

Instructional Leadership

Assistant Principal
Educational Coach
Assistant Professor
Preschool Director
Central Office