Counseling and Special Education
Ph.D. in education, counselor education and supervision concentration

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The Ph.D. in Education’s Counselor Education and Supervision concentration is a CACREP-accredited doctoral program and is a 52-credit hour program designed to prepare students for careers as counselor educators, counselor supervisors, researchers and leaders in the counseling profession.

Prerequisite courses include 48 hours of CACREP-accredited master’s counseling coursework (or curricular and clinical experiences equivalent to the CACREP entry level standards), and a master’s level statistics course (which can be taken during the doctoral program)

Mission statement

The mission of the counselor education and supervision Ph.D. program is to prepare critically reflective counselor educators,counselor supervisors, scholars and leaders in the counseling profession. With a focus on leadership and advocacy, students graduate with knowledge and application of advanced counseling and crisis theories, supervision theories, pedagogical theories, research methodology and measurement skills, and program evaluation. Their professional identity as a professional counselor acts as a foundation in their development as a counselor educator and supervisor.

Program objectives

  • Students will demonstrate professional leadership and identity through curricular and co-curricular experiences.
  • Students will learn and apply teaching theory and demonstrate this knowledge in professional teaching experiences.
  • Students will learn and apply advanced counseling theories and demonstrate this knowledge and skills through professional counseling practice.
  • Students will learn and apply supervision theories and demonstrate this knowledge and skills through professional supervision practice.
  • Students will learn research methods and design and demonstrate this knowledge through application in supervised settings.
  • Students will continue to gain multicultural competence and demonstrate this through advocacy and social justice.

Coursework

Prerequisites

  • Coursework from a CACREP-accredited master’s program
  • STAT 508 or equivalent

Core counseling courses

  • CLED 720 — Counselor Education Doctoral Seminar I
  • CLED 721 — Counselor Education Doctoral Seminar II
  • CLED 730 — Advanced Counseling Theories and Practicum
  • CLED 740 — Counseling Supervision
  • CLED 750 — Advanced Group Counseling
  • CLED 760 — Advanced Career Counseling and Development
  • CLED 810 — Counselor Education Doctoral Internship (four credits)

Foundations of Education courses

  • EDUS 702 — Foundations of Educational Research and Doctoral Scholarship I
  • EDUS 703 — Foundations of Educational Research and Doctoral Scholarship II
  • EDUS 700 — Externship (at least 3 credits must be completed)

Research courses

  • STAT 608 — Statistics for Social Research
  • EDUS 710 — Educational Research Design
  • EDUS 711 — Qualitative Methods and Analysis
  • Research elective (e.g., EDUS 661 — Education Evaluation: Models and Designs)

Dissertation

  • EDUS 890 — Dissertation Seminar (may be waived)
  • EDUS 899 — Dissertation (minimum of 12 semester hours)

Full-time student schedule

Prerequisite or summer before entering

  • STAT 508 — (Introduction to Social Statistics) or equivalent

Fall (first year)

  • CLED 720 — Doctoral Seminar I (three hours)
  • CLED 730 — Advanced Theories and Practicum (three hours)
  • EDUS 608 — Statistics for Social Research (three hours)
  • CLED 810 — Doctoral Internship-Research (one hour)

Spring (first year)

  • CLED 721 — Doctoral Seminar II (three hours)
  • CLED 740 — Counseling Supervision (three hours)
  • EDUS 702 — Foundations of Educational Research I (three hours)
  • EDUS 710 — Educational Research Design (three hours)

Summer (first year)

  • EDUS 703 — Foundations of Educational Research II (three hours)
  • School of Education Qualifying Exam

Fall (second year)

  • CLED 750 — Advanced Group Counseling (three hours)
  • CLED 810 — Doctoral Internship-Teaching (three hours)
  • EDUS 711 — Qualitative Methods and Analysis (three hours)

Spring (second year)

  • CLED 760 — Advanced Career (three hours)
  • EDUS 700 — Externship-Supervision of Practicum (three hours)
  • EDUS — Research Elective (three hours)
  • EDUS 890 — Disssertation Seminar (three hours)
  • Counselor Education and Supervision Comprehensive Exam

Fall (third year)

  • EDUS 899 — Dissertation (six hours)

Spring (third year)

  • EDUS 899 — Dissertation (six hours)

Part-time student schedule

Prerequisite or summer before entering

  • STAT 508 — (Introduction to Social Statistics) or equivalent

Fall (first year)

  • CLED 720 — Doctoral Seminar I (three hours)
  • CLED 730 — Advanced Theories and Practicum (three hours)

Spring (first year)

  • CLED 721 — Doctoral Seminar II (three hours)
  • CLED 740 — Counseling Supervision (three hours)
  • CLED 810 — Doctoral Internship-Research (one hour)

Summer (first year)

  • EDUS 810 — Doctoral Internship-Teaching (three hours)

Fall (second year)

  • CLED 750 — Advanced Group Counseling (three hours)
  • EDUS 700 — Externship-Supervision of Practicum (three hours)

Spring (second year)

  • CLED 760 — Advanced Career (three hours)
  • EDUS 702 — Foundations of Educational Research I (three hours)

Summer (second year)

  • EDUS 703 — Foundations of Educational Research II (three hours)

Fall (third year)

  • EDUS 608 — Statistics for Social Research (three hours)
  • EDUS 711 — Qualitative Methods and Analysis (three hours)

Spring (third year)

  • EDUS 710 — Educational Research Design (three hours)
  • Research elective (three hours)
  • School of Education Qualifying Exam

Summer (third year)

  • Counselor Education and Supervision Comprehensive Exam

Fourth year

  • EDUS 890 — Dissertation Seminar (three hours)
  • EDUS 899 — Dissertation (12 hours)

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