Counselor Education



SP 2019 CNED Graduates


Quad City Minority Partnership - Youth Conference & College Fair
Three Department of Counselor Education graduate students presented at this event with their presentation entitled, "Live Your Best Life".  This event was held at the WIU-QC campus on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.  Pictured below: Taalor Werden, Tara Thor and Sarah Moore.  Great job ladies! 
QCMP Youth Conference Presentation


School Counselor Academy 2018

From Dr. Nikels 10.12.18: I only got one quick photo this morning of this AMAZING group of 120 Professional School Counselors attending the first Bi-state School Counselor Academy at WIU Quad Cities!! So wonderful to partner with the both Iowa and Illinois entities with the sole purpose of helping school counselors to become even better at helping kids and families!! It was great to see so many familiar faces and some new ones as well!!! A huge shout out to my amazing WIU-QC CNED school counseling faculty colleagues Dr. Matt Beck and Dr. Erin Lane for representing WIU Counselor Ed on the committee organizing this (and upcoming) training!! If you’re a school counselor and you couldn’t make this academy, I encourage you to check out the next one!!! And if you were there, I hope you come back!!

Counselor Academy WIU-QC 10.12.18


Greece info


We are thrilled to announce a partnership between the WIU Department of Counselor Education and the Robert Young Center!

The CNED clinic will serve as a satellite location for Robert Young Center clients to be seen by a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum student, under the supervision of an onsite Robert Young Center licensed staff member. This partnership will allow CMHC students to work in a clinic that was specifically designed for clinical supervision, thus providing a strong foundation for acquiring counseling skills. 

We are very excited about this partnership and think it will be an amazing opportunity for our students, WIU, and the Quad Cities community!

Hello, CNED graduates! - The Department is starting a project and needs your help! We want to create a "wall of fame" on the bulletin board in the CNED Department. We are asking our graduates (new and old) to send your business cards from your new/current jobs! We want to proudly display all of your accomplishments!

Please let your site supervisor, friends, etc. who also graduated from WIU's Department of Counselor Education know that we would like their cards too!

The address is 3300 River Drive, Rm. 2427, Moline IL 61265, or you can just stop in to say hello and and drop one off then!!  

Thank you! The Department of Counselor Education 


Change of Address

If you have a change of address, phone number (work, cell, home), or name, remember to let our office know! Please call the Department at 309-762-1876 or by email at It is important that we have correct contact information! Thank you! You must also inform the University of these changes via STARS.

CNED Listserv

This is the main means of communication of important information and updates that directly affect the CNED student. Messages are sent daily which can impact your progress in the Department. 
NOTE: This is a moderated listserv (for current students only) and all communications are approved prior to being published.

ECOM / WIU E-mail Account

This is the email account that ends in All WIU students have an ECOM e-mail available to them – but it must be activated by the student. Please follow the instructions on the GUAVA website to activate your account (Email Options - Guava Activation).

Your WIU e-mail account is the only way Western Illinois University and the Department of Counselor Education will contact you when communicating by e-mail. No personal e-mail accounts will be recognized. Thank you!