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Department of Allied Professions

The Department of Allied Professions contains the Communication Disorders Program, the Counselor Education Programs, and the Educational Leadership Program. The Department is chaired by Dr. Grace Hao (jhao@nccu.edu).

The Communication Disorders Program is nationally accredited in Speech-Language Pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA). The program currently has an enrollment of 105 graduate students and 15 faculty members with expertise in a wide range of areas. Dr. Yolanda Kell-Bell (ykellerb@nccu.edu) is the coordinator of the program.

The Counselor Education Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program has 85 graduate students and 6 faculty members and programs in mental health, career, and school counseling. Dr. Peggy Whiting (pwhiting@nccu.edu) is the coordinator of the program.

The Educational Leadership Program prepares culturally responsive educational leaders who can effectively transform institutions of learning in marginalized communities, domestic and abroad. Faculty members in the Department of Educational Leadership are committed to cultivating effective educational leaders who are culturally competent, data and policy driven decision-makers, and leaders of change for continuous improvement and accountability. Dr. Agnes DeWitt (adewitt@nccu.edu) is coordinator of the program.

NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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