Adrian Dominican School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development

Our Programs

  • Education

    From specialty certificates to innovative bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees, our Education programs prepare you to make an impact well beyond the classroom.

  • Human Development or Counseling

    Including an array of Human Resource, Coaching, and Counseling options, our Human Development programs prepare you to foster success in individuals and organizations.

  • Leadership

    With certificates and degrees built for change-makers, our Leadership programs prepare you for a variety of influential roles—from HR director to higher-ed administrator.

About the School Our Mission

The mission of the Adrian Dominican School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development is to promote academic excellence as it prepares caring, ethical, and highly skilled professional educators and counselors to teach and work in a wide range of culturally diverse learning environments. Sensitive and responsive to the diverse society in which they live and work, School of Education faculty strive to model lifelong learning and to foster critical and creative thinking in professional interactions with each other, students and the wider community.

The School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development carries out its mission with particular attention to the core commitments of Barry University: Knowledge and truth; inclusive community; social justice, and collaborative service.

We are committed to continuous improvement through collaborative processes. Thus, we:

  • Offer a comprehensive range of professional courses and programs to prepare leaders for the 21st century in the fields of education, counseling, leadership, and human resource development.
  • Continuously update programs to reflect changing societal needs.
  • Strive to nurture students to become highly accomplished professionals, living with integrity and leading with a sense of service and stewardship.
  • Help students to successfully enter the professional working environment with confidence.
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The Adrian Dominican School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development, offers contemporary programs designed to:


Meet current professional standards, including licensure and certification requirements


Provide knowledge and skills which enable graduates to practice in their career choices


Develop attitudes which encourage a life-long commitment to quality teaching and learning

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    Meet current professional standards, including licensure and certification requirements

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    Provide knowledge and skills which enable graduates to practice in their career choices

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    Develop attitudes which encourage a life-long commitment to quality teaching and learning

Core Commitments

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    Knowledge and Truth

    Barry promotes and supports the intellectual life, emphasizing life-long learning, growth and development. The University pursues scholarly and critical analysis of fundamental questions of the human experience. In the pursuit of truth, the University advances development of solutions that promote the common good and a more humane and just society.
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    Inclusive Community

    Barry is a global, inclusive community characterized by interdependence, dignity and equality, compassion and respect for self and others. Embracing a global world view, the University nurtures and values cultural, social and intellectual diversity, and welcomes faculty, staff, and students of all faith traditions.
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    Social Justice

    Barry expects all members of our community to accept social responsibility to foster peace and nonviolence, to strive for equality, to recognize the sacredness of Earth, and to engage in meaningful efforts toward social change. The University promotes social justice through teaching, research and service.
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    Collaborative Service

    Barry is committed to serving local and global communities through collaborative and mutually productive partnerships. The University accepts responsibility to engage with communities to pursue systemic, self-sustaining solutions to human, social, economic and environmental problems.

Academics Program Offerings

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Explore our locations Miami is not the only location!

Main Campus


11300 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores, FL 33161

Melbourne Brevard


410 North Wickham Rd, Suite 103 Melbourne, FL 32935

Freeport The Bahamas


E. Sunrise Hwy Freeport, The Bahamas

Nassau The Bahamas


Queen's College Village Rd. Nassau, The Bahamas

Pembroke Pines


15900 Pines Boulevard, Suite 200, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

St. Petersburg Pinellas


9200 113th Street N Seminole, FL 33772

Top Stories

  • Distinguished Alum Saima Wazed September 12, 2023

    Barry University Distinguished Alum Saima Wazed aims to revamp Bangladesh’s approach to mental health and disabilities.

  • Seeds of Hope Children Participate in Science Magic March 18, 2023

    On March 18th, the Chemistry and Physics Department at Barry University, hosted a “Science Magic Show” for the young participants of the Seeds of Hope Program spearheaded by ADSOE-LHD.

  • CARE Center Research initiative in collaboration with the City of Miami Beach Homeless Outreach office. February 03, 2023

    The Research initiative, under the leadership of Dr. Silvia Reyes (Director CARE Center) and Dr. Jill Farrell (Dean of Students ADSOE-LHD), involved students within the School Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and the Director of School Psychology Program (Dr. Agnes Shine).

  • Congratulations Dr.Vera! January 31, 2023

    Dr. George Vera, Associate Professor in the Counseling Unit, ADSOE-LHD, is the newly Chair-elected (2023-2024) of the International Society for Policy Research and Evaluation in School-Based Counseling (ISPRESC), one of the top worldwide counseling organizations.

  • FCA Welcomes President Elect Dr. Machuca October 17, 2022

    A Warm Congratulations from ADSOE-LHD

  • First Citizens Bank gift for CARE October 05, 2022

    First Citizens Bank supports the CARE Center with a $500 gift earmarked for its College Reach-Out Program (CROP)

  • ADSOE's Counseling Program is congratulating Kadija McClure as the recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota Florida Outstanding Entry-Level Student Award. March 29, 2022

    This award was announced originally during the 4th edition of CSI Florida Networking Conference that took place on February 26, 2022.

  • American Montessori Society announces the AMS 2022 Living Legacy: Dr. Juliet King, MS Montessori Elementary Education 1992. March 14, 2022

    Dr. Juliet King, with her respectful and soft-spoken demeanor, reflects and models what it means to be a Montessori educator.

  • Barry goes to UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow December 15, 2021

    In this video students from Barry University partnered with the Climate Vulnerable Forum to urge world leaders to take action at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

  • Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester! August 23, 2021

    I am thrilled to welcome all ADSOE students, new and existing, to the fall 2021 semester!

Bahamas Programs

  • Curriculum and Instruction (MS)

    In order to broaden your curriculum expertise and instructional skills, we have developed courses that act as a learning laboratory where you are able to bring curriculum issues and classroom experiences to your coursework. You will work with experienced faculty to create instructional methods and strategies aimed at solving problems commonly found in teaching environments.

  • Exceptional Student Education (MS)

    Do you have a passion for learning, helping people, and teaching? Do you believe you can make a difference by challenging young children to learn in spite of their disabilities? If you do, then you must explore the educational opportunities offered by the Department of Exceptional Student Education at Barry University.

  • Human Resource Development (MS)

    The Human Resource Development (MS) program equips you to lead strategically and effectively in the areas of learning and development, talent development, organization development, leadership development, and inclusion and diversity.

  • Organizational Leadership, EdD

    This practitioner-doctorate program prepares future and present leaders to develop essential knowledge and skills in solving complex problems of practice to improve the performance of organizations in both educational and non-educational settings.

  • Counseling (MS)

    The MS in Counseling programs blend traditional didactic approaches to teaching with experiential methods, including role-play opportunities and participating in a group experience. Our professors are committed to providing a rigorous but distinctive program for our students.

  • Organizational Leadership, BS

    The BS in Organizational Leadership degree is a flexible program that addresses a broad range of organizational principles and practices, and also allows for individual emphasis through optional specializations.

  • Leadership and Innovation (MS)

    Prepare for managerial, entrepreneurial, and leadership careers across a wide range of professional fields.

School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development Faculty

Counseling, Assessment, Research, and Education The CARE Center

The CARE Center (Counseling, Assessment, Research, and Education) is designed to meet the academic and mental health needs of underserved children and their families from our local community. The Center offers a full range of educational diagnostics, interventions, and mental health support services that address a diverse spectrum of individual needs while promoting individual and family wellness from a holistic perspective.

The CARE Center's mission is to provide high quality and cutting-edge Counseling, Assessment, Research and Education services that promote social justice, foster collaborative service, and is inclusive of our diverse community.

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Seeds of Hope Summer Academy

The Seeds of Hope initiative was created at the Adrian Dominican School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development at Barry University in response to the growing need in the Miami community to support Ukrainian families escaping the war. Through the program, the children will receive social-emotional, sports, academic, and psychosocial supportive services. We aim to improve the lives of the displaced Ukrainian population by helping these families deal with war-related trauma and providing children with a compassionate learning environment. The summer academy will run for one week and include activities that support and inspire children to build hope for a better future.

Your generous donation will help us provide these much-needed services to children who have been impacted by war. Make a gift today to support this important cause! We thank you for your help and look forward to bringing positive change to our community’s youth.

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