Counselor Education and Supervision (EDD)


The applied Doctorate of Education degree (Ed.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision is a gateway to opportunities in the fields of counselor education, higher education, and advanced clinical practice in professional counseling and supervision.

The doctorate is 60 credits if a student already holds a master's degree from a CACREP accredited program. 

Be part of the next generation of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. 

Catalog Year



Doctor of Education

Total Credits






Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs

Program Requirements

Common Core

This course involves the advanced study of the issues, policies, and practices related to the financial management of higher education institutions in the United States.

Prerequisites: none

This course provides school counseling professional with an understanding of: the dynamics of the school legal system; common legal and ethical dilemmas facing school counselors and strategies for facilitating and maintaining ethical and legal decision making processes within the schools.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to encourage counselors to critically examine in greater depth issues and the research in the field of multicultural counseling. The course will examine more depth the cultural context of issues in a pluralistic society as they relate to culture, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical characteristics, education, religious and spiritual values, and socioeconomic status.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to provide students with more in-depth examination of the field of career development and career counseling. Major theories, assessments and techniques in field will be discussed. Students will also conduct an in-depth examination of the current trends, issues and resources in the area of career development.

Prerequisites: none

Advanced Counseling Theories and Techniques is designed to allow doctoral candidates the opportunity to further explore and expand their self-as-instrument theoretical base. Candidates will pursue in-depth analysis of specific theoretical orientations in developing their own best fit approach to working with clientele.

Prerequisites: none

Didactic and skills based course that covers multimodal assessment and diagnosis of psychological disorders. Emphasis on using assessment results to plan evidence-based interventions and monitor treatment outcomes.

Prerequisites: none

This course focuses on advanced group counseling skills including theory and practice of supervision groups, models and practices of teaching group counseling courses, and research related to counseling groups.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to provide doctoral candidates with experiential opportunities to expand their direct service, teaching, and supervision skills. The focus of the course is on candidates' utilization of existing knowledge and skills in their respective counseling practice area.

Prerequisites: none

A didactic and experiential course for doctoral program students to meet guidelines for approved supervisor status for counselors and family therapists. Topics include historical foundations, supervision models and dynamics, social and cultural contexts, individual and group supervision, technology in supervision, and legal/ethical guidelines. Course includes a mentoring experience in supervision and the writing of a philosophy of supervision paper.

Prerequisites: none

Research/Methods Course(s)

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the statistical techniques used in fields of counseling and student affairs. The course will emphasize a conceptual understanding of statistical methods and practice analyzing data with a statistics package.

Prerequisites: none

This course provides an overview of quantitative research methods in counseling and student affairs. Topics include sampling, measurement and instrumentation, design, and analysis. The course provides a conceptual understanding of quantitative research methods and experience with computer-assisted data analysis.

Prerequisites: none

This course is intended to introduce doctoral level students to the variety of methodologies within qualitative research, the proper way to determine the methodology that is most appropriate for the research, and the ways in which to collect and interpret data.

Prerequisites: none

Restricted Electives

Professional Focus - Choose 6 Credit(s). * Choose courses in consultation with your advisor.

Prerequisites: none

Internship Requirement - Choose 6 Credit(s). * Course is repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Advanced Counseling Internship is designed to provide doctoral candidates with additional practice and supervision skills based on successful completion of Advanced Practicum (CSP 779). The focus of the course remains on enhancing candidates' utilization of existing knowledge and skills in their respective counseling practice area.

Prerequisites: none

Capstone Course

* A total of 12 credits of Dissertation is required.

The successful completion of an approved dissertation that contributes to the field of Counselor Education and Supervision. Must be repeated for a minimum of 12 semester hours (we require 12 credits for dissertation). Students may register for dissertation credits over several semesters. As per the requirement of the Graduate College, students must register for at least one credit during the semester they intend to graduate.

Prerequisites: Doctoral candidacy. Successful completion of core counseling courses, core research courses, successful completion of comprehensive exam and approval of doctoral advisor.