Graduate Degree - Rehabilitation Counselor Education - Doctor of Philosophy

Program:
Rehabilitation Counselor Education - Doctor of Philosophy
Program Code:
2279 Rehabilitation Counselor Educ
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Doctor of Philosophy
Start Term:
US98
College:
College of Education
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education


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College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Graduate Study
Rehabilitation Counselor Education - Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program with a major in rehabilitation counselor education is designed to prepare individuals for careers as university-level educators and researchers and as consultants.  The program is designed to provide the specialized knowledge and skills needed to help individuals with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities to become fully integrated and productive participants of society.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Education, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

To be admitted to the doctoral program in rehabilitation counseling, a person must have:

  1. A grade-point average of 3.3 or higher in master’s degree course work in rehabilitation counseling or in a related field.
  2. Strong letters of personal and professional recommendation regarding the applicant’s academic capability and professional and personal qualifications, as judged by the faculty.
  3. Relevant post-master’s work experience in rehabilitation counseling, as judged by the faculty.
  4. Professional goals and interests that are compatible with the objectives and philosophy of the program, as judged by the faculty.
  5. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test, as judged by the faculty.

The applicant is required to submit both departmental and university application forms.  Persons are admitted to the program only for fall semester.  The deadline for submitting applications for admission is December 1 of each year for admission the following fall semester.

Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy degree program with a major in rehabilitation counselor education are expected to have completed a master’s degree program in rehabilitation counseling accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education.  Applicants with a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or another human service field would need to complete the core master’s level courses in rehabilitation counseling in addition to the requirements for the degree. Students will be encouraged to enroll in new course content areas that were not addressed in their master’s degree programs.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Rehabilitation Counselor Education

The student must meet the requirements specified below.

               
1. Educational Inquiry and Research.  All of the following courses (17 credits):  
  CEP 930 Educational Inquiry 3
  CEP 932 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research I 3
  CEP 933 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research II 3
  CEP 934 Multivariate Data Analysis I 4
  CEP 968 Research Methods in Counseling and School Psychology 3
  CEP 995 Practicum in Research Design and Data Analysis 1
2. Ethics and Professional Practice of Counseling.  Both of the following courses (6 credits):  
  CEP 963 Ethics in Counseling and School Psychology 3
  CEP 969 Clinical Supervision in Counseling and School Psychology 3
3. Rehabilitation Counseling Proseminars.  All of the following courses (9 credits):  
  CEP 960 Theoretical Foundations of Counseling 3
  CEP 964 Practice and Profession of Rehabilitation Counseling 3
  CEP 965 Psychosocial Bases of Rehabilitation and Disability 3
4. Professional Preparation Core.  All of the following course (9 credits):  
  CEP 944A Rehabilitation Counselor Pedagogy 3
  CEP 944B Teaching Practicum in Rehabilitation Counselor Education 3
  CEP 944C Clinical Practice Practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling 3
5. Learning and Development/Diversity.  Two of the following courses (6 credits):  
  CEP 860A Perspectives in Multicultural Counseling 3
  CEP 903 Cognitive Development Across the Lifespan 3
  CEP 905 Cultural Perspectives on Learning and Development 3
6. Elective Study. Two courses selected with the approval of the student's guidance committee.  
  Students who wish to develop additional counseling experience, prior to enrollment in CEP 944C, may enroll in CEP 944D Clinical Supervision Practicum in Rehabilitation Counselor Education, as a 3 credit elective.  
7. Successful completion and defense of the dissertation. Students may not earn more than 30 credits in CEP 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research.