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Program Overview

The Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) cognate of the Ed.D. in C&I consists of three academic years, in addition to a terminal 60 credit masters degree in Counselor Education from a CACREP program or equivalent. The Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) cognate of the Ed.D. in C&I is CACREP accredited.

Once accepted into the Program, doctoral students complete 66 credits of doctoral-level work. Of those 66 semester credits, 12 credits are comprised of research and statistics courses, 12 credits are comprised of curriculum and instruction courses, 9 credits are comprised of dissertation, 1 credit is assessment (comprehensive examination or culmination activity), and 32 credits are comprised of courses in the Counselor Education and Supervision.

The Department of Counselor Education developed an innovative apprentice model to train doctoral students as emerging leaders in the field of Counselor Education and Supervision. Currently, the Department accepts one student every fall to the Counselor Education and Supervision cognate. Most courses in the Counselor Education and Supervision cognate contain both theoretical and applied areas of study. Students meet individually with a counselor education faculty member to discuss doctoral level theoretically-based readings and assignments and co-teach with that faculty member 2-5 times in the corresponding Masters level course. This apprentice model allows for intensive mentoring and provides students with multiple opportunities to work with faculty in the areas of teaching, supervision, research, and service. The Department has plans to grow into a cohort model as it receives additional support from the University through additional faculty lines.

In addition doctoral students are expected to complete practicum (100 clock-hours) and internship (600 clock-hours) where they deepen their clinical skills, and have an opportunity to teach masters level Counselor Education courses, provide supervision, and conduct research in collaboration with program faculty.