About the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Counselor Education and Supervision
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Counselor Education and Supervision addresses the professional development needs of counseling and student affairs professionals who seek a doctoral degree in order to
(a) advance or enrich their careers in counseling and student affairs;
(b) obtain college teaching positions in counselor education;
(c) become license-eligible;
(d) position themselves for supervision and leadership roles within the counseling and student affairs professions;
(e) upgrade and expand their clinical skills to prepare for specialized positions in advanced counseling practice.
Course content and clinical experiences build upon the education of master's prepared counselors and student affairs professionals who may already be practicing in a variety of advanced roles (e.g., educator, administrator, clinical supervisor, guidance director). The curriculum, which is structured around the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards for doctoral programs, focuses upon the development of advanced competencies for increasingly complex professional practice, faculty, and leadership roles. The program emphasizes both advanced practice preparation and applied research.