The IU School of Education is now offering its first non-teaching degree, a B.S.Ed. in Counseling and Student Services (CASS).
The CASS program aims to teach students how to communicate, understand diversity, equity and inclusion and listen and help, according to Jesse Steinfeldt, Associate Professor in Counseling and Educational Psychology and coordinator of the major.
Students in the degree program are able to choose between two tracks, the Counseling Psychology track and the Higher Education and Student Affairs track.
For those who choose the Counseling Psychology track, a range of options await them: “Folks who come to our Counseling classes come back for more because they enjoy the applied and experiential nature of our courses,” Steinfeldt said. “We work to bring concepts in psychology to life, to show how to apply the theories, to understand how to engage people, to listen, to critically think. All of those things are important, but more so now in this point of our history.”