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The Graduate School's Convocation brings together students and faculty from education and counseling psychology professions in an interdisciplinary exploration of fundamental issues affecting personal development and professional life. This crossing of disciplinary borders encourages participants to consider new ways of researching, learning, and solving real-world problems common across social service professions. Convocation is designed to welcome students to the community and inspire them to shape a more just, inclusive, equitable, and compassionate world.

Students enrolled the following degree programs must complete Convocation:

  • Any MAT program
  • MEd in School Counseling
  • MEd in Educational Studies
  • EdS in School Psychology
  • MA in Art Therapy
  • MA in Professional Mental Health Counseling
  • MA in Professional Mental Health Counseling—Specialization in Addictions
  • MA in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
  • MA in Student Affairs Administration

Students in the following programs are exempt from participation in Convocation:

  • Licensure/endorsement only programs
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction
  • MEd in Special Education
  • MEd in Educational Administration
  • EdS in Educational Administration
  • EdD in Education in Leadership
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CORE 500 Convocation

Content: Convocation is the opportunity for the Graduate School community to come together across disciplines to honor the collective work we do. Convocation integrates students into the larger Lewis Clark community, and makes cross-disciplinary connections. In service of these goals, students and faculty will share reflections about the role of creativity, compassion, and commitment in their respective professions and engage in small group discussions using a collection of common readings as catalysts.
Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 0 semester hours.