With expertise in education and psychology, our program provides a unique benefit for those who will soon be aiding and leading the students of tomorrow. Southwestern is currently the only Seventh-day Adventist school that offers a combined degree in education and psychology. You’ll not only learn in the classroom but by watching those who do it every day, and by doing it yourself, you’ll build trust in your students and confidence in your own skills.

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Programs

Elementary Education (B.S.) Program

With expertise in education and psychology, our program provides a unique benefit for those who will soon be aiding and leading the students of tomorrow. Southwestern is currently the only Seventh-day Adventist school that offers a combined degree in education and psychology. You’ll not only learn in the classroom but by watching those who do it every day, and by doing it yourself, you’ll build trust in your students and confidence in your own skills.

Psychology (B.S.) Program

With expertise in education and psychology, our program provides a unique benefit for those who will soon be aiding and leading the students of tomorrow. Southwestern is currently the only Seventh-day Adventist school that offers a combined degree in education and psychology. You’ll not only learn in the classroom but by watching those who do it every day, and by doing it yourself, you’ll build trust in your students and confidence in your own skills.

Psychology (B.S.), Emphasis in School Guidance Program

With expertise in education and psychology, our program provides a unique benefit for those who will soon be aiding and leading the students of tomorrow. Southwestern is currently the only Seventh-day Adventist school that offers a combined degree in education and psychology. You’ll not only learn in the classroom but by watching those who do it every day, and by doing it yourself, you’ll build trust in your students and confidence in your own skills.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program

The Master of Education program is designed to develop and deliver an education program that ensures the highest of teacher preparation and performance. Southwestern is a recognized contributor in the field of educational research and practice through effective teaching, quality research and meaningful service. The University is committed to the advancement of teaching and learning in all educational environments, at all levels, and for all students, especially graduate Christian education within the Adventist system of values.

The specific aims of the M.Ed. program are are follows:

  1. To promote excellence in graduate education through teaching, research and service.
  2. To prepare competent teachers, administrators and other professional specialists for service in the field of education.
  3. To conduct research, disseminate new knowledge and develop applications of existing knowledge.
  4. To improve human cognitive, academic, physical, emotional, social development and performance.

Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A.) Program

The Master of Arts in Counseling at Southwestern Adventist University is designed to develop and deliver a program that ensures the highest of counseling preparation and performance.  Southwestern is a recognized contributor in the field of counseling  through effective teaching, quality research, and meaningful service.  The University is committed to the advancement of counseling in the mental health and school environments, at all levels, and for all students, especially graduate Christian education within the Adventist system of values.

The objectives of the M.A. in Counseling program are

  1. To promote excellence in graduate education through exemplary teaching, research, practice, and service.
  2. To prepare competent counselors for both public and private mental health and school settings.
  3. To improve human cognitive, academic, physical, emotional, social development and performance.

Programs

Master of Arts degree in Counseling

  • School Counseling
  • Counseling Psychology

Your Future

Careers

The future is bright, and the need is great in both education and psychology. These are not areas that students pursue with plans on becoming rich, but they can be fulfilling careers, filled with opportunities to touch people’s lives and help many young people grow into responsible adults.

 

Sample Job Titles

  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • Diagnostician
  • Superintendent of Schools
  • Speech Pathology
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Technology Director
  • Curriculum Director
  • Social Services Case Manager
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychology Technician

$45,000

Average Salary of a Private Practice Clinical Therapist

Faculty Profiles

Marcel Sargeant, PhD

Academic Administration
Asst. Vice President, Academic Administration
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Michael England, EdD

Education & Psychology
Professor
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Donna Berkner, EdD

Education & Psychology
Professor and Department Chair
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Cheryl The, Ph.D.

Education & Psychology
Assistant Professor
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Sonia Vergel

Education & Psychology
Secretary
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Mark Aldridge, PhD

Education & Psychology
Professor
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Lynette Frantzen, PhD

Education & Psychology
Assistant Professor
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