Why Choose LEHC?

Preparation For Leadership

Each of the programs within our department has a central focus of preparing students as leaders in the field of choice whether it be in education, nonprofits, or counseling. The qualities of leadership are nurtured through engagement in experiential learning that is reflective of contemporary work environments and based on thoughtful research. Specialized learning and training opportunities are supported through carefully supervised practica and internships through local schools, counseling, and human service organizations. Unique training and research options are available including the Counseling Research & Training Clinic and the newly established Center for Collaborative Brain Research.

Specialty Areas

Students can choose several specialties within this department: Educational Administration for licensure necessary for building level administration in Illinois schools, Nonprofit Leadership as leaders in human service settings, and Counseling for certification and licensure for counselors in pre-K-12 schools and agencies.

Scholarship Support

Students may apply for a variety of graduate scholarships as well as financial assistance from the Graduate School.

Students enrolled in Counseling or Leadership in Educational Administration programs may apply for a variety of endowed scholarships available on an annual competitive basis to students who have completed at least 12 hours with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.  Applications for awards are generally due on January 15 of each year.  The amount of the award is determined on a yearly basis according to the overall value of the endowment.  For more information on endowed scholarships, contact the Department of Leadership in Education, Nonprofits and Counseling at (309) 677-3193.

Professional Educators Scholarship

The Professional Educators Scholarship offers a 50% scholarship for full-time, practicing educators seeking degrees or certificates who are admitted to the College of Education & Health Sciences Graduate programs in Counseling, Leadership in Educational Administration and Nonprofit Leadership.

The Professional Educators Scholarship is available to students for their entire program of study as long as they remain continuously enrolled and in good academic standing.  This scholarship cannot be combined with any other Bradley-funded scholarships or grants.  Contact The Graduate School at (309) 677-2375, or visit the website for more information.

Student Honorary Organization

Chi Sigma Iota is a counseling honorary society for outstanding counseling students and professionals.  This group mentors other students and advocates for the profession. The current newsletter is available here.

Quality Faculty

The department takes great pride in the high quality faculty who teach in each of the programs.  Faculty members maintain active leadership roles in professional and community organizations reflecting continual engagement within their professions and sharing this current knowledge on an ongoing basis with students. 

Successful Students

Students consistently score well on national and state examinations for their respective fields, averaging above the norms on national tests.   Once programs are completed, students enjoy placements rates nearing 100%.

Accredited Programs

Department programs adhere to national standards set by the appropriate accrediting organizations including the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).