Graduate Degree

Counselor Education and Supervision - Doctor of Philosophy

Program:
Counselor Education and Supervision - Doctor of Philosophy
Plan Code:
CEAS_PHD
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Doctor of Philosophy
College:
College of Education
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Counseling, Educ Psych, and Special Education


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.


College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Graduate Study
Counselor Education and Supervision - Doctor of Philosophy

The mission of the Counselor Education and Supervision Doctor of Philosophy degree program is to prepare graduates to work as counselor educators, supervisors, researchers, and practitioners and leaders in academic and clinical settings.  The program is designed to extend the knowledge base of the counseling profession in a climate of scholarly inquiry, and to prepare students to inform professional practice by generating new knowledge for the profession. It also supports faculty and students in publishing and presenting the results of scholarly inquiry, while equipping students to assume positions of leadership in the counseling profession.

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision will begin the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) self-study data collection process to prepare for accreditation. CACREP accreditation denotes a commitment to program excellence and indicates to the public at large that our program is fulfilling its commitment to educational quality.  Students enrolled in the program are expected to abide by the ethical principles of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and American Counseling Association (ACA).

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 Counselor Education, applicants must submit both the university application forms and applicable application fee.  Persons are admitted to the program once a year with enrollment starting fall semester. The deadline for submitting applications for admission is December 1st for the following fall semester.
Applicants are evaluated by program faculty based on:
  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a grade-point average of 3.0 on the 4.0 system (B) or better.
  2. A master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field such as counseling, or human services with a grade-point average of 3.0 (B) or better.
  3. Relevant work history in counseling.
  4. A 2-3 page, single spaced written statement about academic goals and career objectives that are consistent with the training mission of the doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from professors, employers, and/or clinical supervisors to indicate one’s academic aptitude, clinical skills, personal qualifications, and/or professional work ethic.
  6. Professional writing sample that demonstrates scholarly and/or graduate level writing skills.
  7. Verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores from the Graduate Record Examination are optional.
During the doctoral program admissions process, applicant prior degree attainment and experiences are evaluated to verify completion of course work including (a) CACREP entry-level core curricular standards, (b) CACREP entry-level professional practice standards, and (c) CACREP entry-level curricular requirements of a specialty area so that any missing content can be completed before or concurrently with initial doctoral-level counselor education course work.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision

The student must meet the requirements specified below.

1. Educational Inquiry and Research.  All of the following courses (17 credits):
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
TE 931 Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Educational Research 3
2. Ethics and Professional Practice of Counseling.  Both of the following courses (6 credits):
CEP 963 Ethics in Counseling and School Psychology 3
EAD 965 Diversity and Equity in Postsecondary Education 3
3. Counseling Education and Supervision Core.  All of the following courses (9 credits):
CEP 960 Theoretical Foundations of Counseling 3
CEP 944A Counselor Education Pedagogy 3
CEP 969 Clinical Supervision in Counseling and School Psychology 3
4. Counseling, Education and Supervision Professional Preparation/Applied Core.  All of the following courses (10 credits):
CEP 944B Teaching Internship in Rehabilitation Counselor Education 3
CEP 944C Clinical Practice Practicum in Counselor Education and Supervision 3
CEP 944D Clinical Supervision Internship in Counselor Education and Supervision 3
CEP 967 Practice in Leadership, Advocacy and Grants in Counselor Education 1
5. Successful completion and defense of the dissertation. Students may not earn more than 30 credits in CEP 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research, of which 24 are required.