Departmental News

  • Student volunteer opportunity and free registration for MCA
    Student volunteer opportunity and free registration for MCA
  • A Wellness Day Sponsored by Health Promotion and Wellness & Student Counseling Services at Mississippi State University
    The Health Promotion and Wellness & Student Counseling Services at Mississippi State University are sponsoring Wellness Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. at the Drill Field. Participants have the opportunity to learn positive ways of coping, practicing self-care and can make their own stress ball. There will also be coloring stations and aromatherapy.
  • Training in Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault/Crisis Intervention
    The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations is offering a training in Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault/Crisis Intervention on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 9:00a.m.-4:00 p.m. The training will be located at the Trotter Seminar Room in the Center for Advanced Vehicular System, 200 Research Blvd. Starkville, MS In this training, participants will describe the psychological response to sexual assault, identify myths versus realities of sexual assault perpetuators, and enhance knowledge of the investigative approach with offenders. To register please e-mail Kim Kavalsky at We look forward to seeing you.
  • Audri Brown was selected as the 2016 Select Scholars in The Graduate School Hall of Fame
    We are happy to announce that Audri Brown, a doctoral student in Educational Psychology, was selected as the 2016 Graduate School Hall of Fame Scholars. Audri worked under the supervision of Dr. Anastasia Elder, Professor of Educational Psychology. Congratulations Audri on this great accomplishment.
  • Education Foundations Faculty Position: Assistant Professor

    The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position (Parf # 9618) beginning August 2016. Expectations include teaching, research and service.

    Responsibilities: Research and Teaching in a broad array of foundations of education areas to include diversity, history, philosophy, learning development, and motivation with specific abilities to teach coursework in qualitative research methods, undergraduate social foundations, and undergraduate diversity courses. Other responsibilities include advisement of students, supervision of graduate students, participating in departmental and college service, and involvement in scholarly research and professional development.

    Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Education Foundations or related area. ABD candidates will be considered, with a degree completion by the position start date.

    Preferred Qualifications: A potential for creating a respected record through funded research, teaching, and scholarship. Prior college teaching and/or k-12 teaching experience strongly preferred. International Comparative Education Graduate Courses; Diversity Undergraduate Courses; Developmental Learning Graduate Courses; and Education Policy Courses development and teaching experience. Experience assisting, teaching, and/or working with PhD candidates in dissertation research.

    Application Materials: Candidates must apply online at by submitting the Personal Data Information Form. Candidates must also submit 1) a letter explaining research interests, teaching philosophy, and experiences related to the position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) sample publications; 4) unofficial graduate transcripts; and 5) names addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of four references. Inquiries should be directed to : Dr. Kay Brocato, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations, 508 Allen Hall, Mail Stop 9727, Mississippi State, MS 39762; TEL: 662-325-7060;

    Mississippi State University, located in pastoral Starkville, is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 20,000 students and has earned both research and community engagement rankings from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The progressive University community offers access to US continental and international flights via regional service from the Golden Triangle Regional airport. Short half-day auto commutes to Atlanta, Georgia; Memphis, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Gulf of Mexico beaches in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi attract diverse, expert faculty colleagues for interested applicants.

    Applications will be reviewed beginning March 24, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

    MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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Thank you for visiting the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations (CEPF)'s website at the College of Education, Mississippi State University. At CEPF, we are proud of our renowned faculty, dedicated staff, robust partnerships and successful alumni, and of our students, who emerge from our programs enriched in theory and practice and become agents of change in the education, counseling, school and educational psychology fields.

We are dedicated to our firm belief to lead innovation through teaching and learning. Our philosophy is to work closely with students and guide them to develop a deep commitment and respect for themselves and others, their chosen disciplines, and the people they will be working with in their future careers. Our programs contribute to human development, adjustment and change by encouraging our diverse faculty and student body to engage in effective practice, innovative inquiry and responsible social action.

CEPF prides itself on its diversity of professional disciplines, including the diversity of cultures and ethnic backgrounds of faculty, staff, and students. The Department strongly encourages our faculty and students in pursuing cross inter-disciplinary collaboration in reference to teaching, research, and community service. Like our great university, our Department is continuously improving in order to teach others how to educate and serve their communities effectively. If you want to be deeply involved in shaping the future, this is the place to be to pursue your career goals.

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