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Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision

The Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision (Ed.D. CES) degree was developed as a specialization of the University’s Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.  Graduates of the 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 doctoral specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision is administered from the Department of Educational Leadership. The team from Educational Leadership is responsible for the teaching of the Leadership courses. The School of Counseling is responsible for all admissions, teaching of CES coursework, advising, clinical experiences, and the dissertation process.

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

Admission Requirements
Applicants approved for unconditional admission to the online Ed.D. in Counseling program must have completed a 60 credit hour master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the area of professional counseling.  Unconditionally admitted applicants must have satisfied the eight (8) CACREP Core Curricular areas and hold a license (or be licensed eligible) as a professional counselor.   Other requirements include an acceptable score on the GRE and a successful interview with the Program Director or designee.

The Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  The program is also designed to be Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) compliant. Initial efforts toward CACREP accreditation are underway.

Program Format
The Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision is offered in a convenient hybrid format allowing most of the degree to be completed online.  Face-to-face residency requirements are minimal and may be held on campus or at a more centralized site.  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 Ed.D. in Counseling online program is nine (9) hours per semester.  Efficient course sequencing allows the program to be completed in approximately three (3) years.