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GSE Departments

Child Development and Family Services 
The GSE's Child Development and Family Services provides resources that support PSU student parents. The Helen Gordon Child Development Center is PSU's full-day infant through kindergarten program. ASPSU's Children's Center offers flexible, short-hour childcare in the Smith Memorial Student Union. 

 Continuing Education (CEED)
Continuing Education provides graduate programs and courses that support the professional growth of preK-16 educators, trainers, and human service professionals. With more than 1500 courses, Continuing Education offers innovative and effective programs that reflect current issues in education and human services. Classes and programs are offered on- and off-campus, partially or fully online and can be customized to fit an organization's needs.

Counselor Education (COUN)
The Counselor Education department provides skilled training and curricular experiences to masters-level students in counseling, leading to eligibility for certification and licensure as professional counselors. Programs address Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marital Couple, and Family Counseling; Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; School Counseling; and Addictions Counseling.

Curriculum and Instruction (CI)
The department of Curriculum and Instruction provides high quality graduate level preparation for future teachers and professional development opportunities for experienced teachers. Faculty, staff, and students in the department frequently collaborate with schools and organizations to conduct research and advocacy support for children throughout the community.

Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP)
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy offers a variety of graduate educational leadership programs. Students can specialize in educational administration programs with emphasis on diversity and sustainability, or explore adult learning and learning management fields.

Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) 
The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education provides leadership in the development and operation of integrated and statewide professional development standards and systems. OCCD promotes professional development to achieve high quality care and education for children and youth, and creates and supports training and education.

Special Education (SPED)
The Department of Special Education offers a wide range of graduate-level programs for the preparation of teachers in special education. Offerings include special education teacher licensure and endorsements, master's degrees, a doctoral program, and continuing professional development. The department also conducts research, resulting in new programs and strategies for helping our most vulnerable populations.