Department Mission

The New Mexico State Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP) is a rapidly growing field of study, comprised of innovative graduate and undergraduate programs.  The mission of the Department is to promote social justice/advocacy through the cultivation and preparation of professionals in school and mental health counseling, school psychology, counseling psychology, and medical psychology. Our programs emphasize ethical responsibility and the development of multicultural competencies to work effectively with diverse populations and systems. We create collaborative relationships with educational, health/mental health, and community settings to reduce health and educational disparities, conduct relevant high quality research, and nurture active learners and critical thinkers.

Message from Interim Department Head

Welcome to the department of Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP) at New Mexico State University.  With a highly motivated faculty we   are committed to preparing students from   diverse backgrounds for highly effective, and satisfying careers as professional educators and counselors   through specialized and cutting edge training through community outreach.  By   providing services and conducting research in local schools and   mental health organizations students are able to gain first hand experience critical to their education. The department has been   recognized by the   American Psychological Association, the National Association for School Psychologists, the American Counseling Association, and New Mexico   State University for   contributions to diversity teaching, research and service.

In recognizing the growing demand for mental health professionals we offer a variety of educational programs, and challenges designed to enhance   the greater academic atmosphere of the   university.  This comprehensive approach to teaching and learning exposes our students to the latest   techniques in the field and prepares them for a successful future.

Please explore our website to learn more about our programs and contact us if you have any questions.