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Seven years working as a school counselor left Katey Franklin with a passion for the profession that she wanted to take to the next level. However, as an avid skier and swimmer, she couldn’t think of a more idyllic place than Bozeman, Montana to raise her two young sons. With her roots firmly planted in Montana, Katey is thrilled to be part of Oregon State’s CACREP-accredited Ph.D. with a Major in Counseling program because it is, “conducive to both her professional and personal life.”
The OSU program’s Ecampus hybrid courses allow her to continue working at Montana State University as an instructor and program coordinator within the College of Education and Health and Human Development. There, she teaches graduate courses in Counseling and recently added undergraduate courses in Community Health to her faculty load.
Franklin heard about OSU’s program through fellow school counselors and counseling professionals who told her that the program was “relevant and meaningful” in its approach to preparing counselor educators, supervisors and advanced practitioners with school, marriage and family, and mental health counseling backgrounds.
As she enters her second year in the program, Katey looks forward to her visits to Oregon, and on a recent trip visited the OSU Beaver Store to outfit her boys in OSU apparel. Go Beavers! Her experience in the Ph.D. with a Major in Counseling program has been positive and rewarding, and she feels that it has made her a more passionate and effective advocate for educators and school counselors.