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CACREP Accredited PhD / EdD with a specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision

The focus of the fully accredited CES specialization is to provide doctorate in leadership graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in higher education instruction. This includes advanced leadership skills to be an administrator for behavioral health agencies and delivering advanced clinical training that will enable them to function in private-practice settings or other innovative clinical environments.

The online doctorate in leadership program in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) was developed as a specialization of the University’s PhD in Leadership and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Graduates of the doctorate in counseling education and supervision program will earn:

  1. Qualifications and skills that prepare you for a teaching career in higher education environments
  2. Administrative expertise equipping you for leadership in a variety of educational and clinical settings
  3. Advanced clinical skills designed to maximize proficiency in an independent practice milieu    

The CACREP accredited doctoral specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision works in conjunction with the Department of Education. The team from Counselor Educational Leadership is responsible for the teaching of the Leadership courses while the School of Counseling is responsible for all admissions, teaching of Ed.D. in counseling education and supervision coursework, advising, clinical experiences, and the dissertation process in the doctorate in leadership online program.  This educational combination allow you to have the best of both worlds, leaving you with a robust view of both leadership and counseling ideology.

Admissions Registration Deadlines

There is a two week registration deadline for all graduate level counseling programs. The Fall dates to consider are as follows:

Fall 1 Deadline: Friday, August 10th

Fall 2 Deadline: Friday, October 5th

Ph.D./Ed.D.-Counselor Education Catalog

The Ph.D. in Leadership and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with specializations in Counselor Education and Supervision is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and are fully accredited by the CACREP.

Program Format
The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program is offered in a convenient online synchronous program, meaning you will enter into a virtual classroom during an evening session for a live classroom experience with your professor and fellow students. Face-to-face residency requirements are minimal and the university has exceptional, state-of-the-art distance learning technology that allows secure, small group video interaction and conferencing. Interactive connection to the counseling lab promotes live training experiences. A full-time course load for the online Doctoral degrees in Counseling is nine (9) hours per semester. Efficient course sequencing allows the program to be completed in approximately three (3) years.

To learn more about this Ph.D./Ed.D. online program, contact us today.

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