Counseling Education and Supervision, Ed.D
The Ed.D in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) is a practice-based and applied degree, which envisions students incorporating professional applications into capstone projects. The CES Ed.D will prepare leaders with: a) expertise in counselor education and supervision for work in academia preparing the next generation of school counselors, clinical mental health counselors, counselor educators, and clinical supervisors; b) expertise in advanced clinical practice and supervision for work in agency and private practice settings, and c) expertise in the development, management, and evaluation of counseling programs, agencies, and policy.
Required - 48 credits
CSP 722 Introduction to Advanced Applied Statistics and Data Analysis – 3 credits
CSP 800 Advanced Counseling Research Design – 3 credits
CSP 801 Introduction to Counseling Supervision – 3 credits
CSP 805 Counselor Education Teaching and Practice – 3 credits
CSP 808 Advanced Counseling Supervision and Consultation – 3 credits
CSP 809 Current Issues, Ethics, and Professional Identity – 2 credits
CSP 815 Qualitative Methods – 3 credits
CSP 816 Program Evaluation in Counseling Settings – 3 credits
CSP 856 Advanced Counseling Theory and Practice – 3 credits
CSP 865 Advanced Group Counseling – 3 credits
CSP 869 Advanced Supervised Practicum in Counseling – 3 credits
CSP 860 Advanced Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling – 2 credits
CSP 870 Advanced Internship I – 3 credits
CSP 871 Advanced Internship II – 3 credits
CSP 875 Multicultural and Social Justice in Counselor Education, Supervision, and Research – 3 credits
CSP 898 Capstone/Dissertation Seminar – 3 credits
CSP 899 Capstone/Dissertation – 1 credit
CSP 899 Capstone/Dissertation – 1 credit
Required Fieldwork Requirements
Doctoral students participate in a supervised doctoral-level counseling practicum of a minimum of 150 hours, of which 40 hours must be providing direct counseling services. The nature of doctoral-level practicum experience is to be determined in consultation with counselor education program faculty and/or a doctoral committee. Additionally, doctoral students are required to complete internships that total a minimum of 600 clock hours. The 600 hours must include supervised experiences in at least three of the five doctoral core areas (counseling, teaching, supervision, research and scholarship, leadership and advocacy).
A capstone/dissertation is required.
Note: In accordance with standards established by CACREP, a doctoral program should
consist of a minimum of 48 semester hours of doctoral-level credits beyond the entry-level
degree. This program will seek accreditation upon graduating the first cohort of completers.
Admissions Criteria for EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES)
April 1st for summer admission
Applicants must have a master’s degree in counseling, preferably from a CACREP- accredited
program (or demonstrate through file review that the program from which they earned
their master’s degree meets CACREP standards). Candidates holding a master’s degree
from a non-CACREP program may apply.
Note: Submission of syllabus may be necessary for review of accreditation requirements.
Preferred candidates will have 2 years field experience and hold licensure (LPC),
provisional licensure, and/or a school counseling certificate.
Cumulative Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 or above and Graduate GPA: 3.5 or above. GPA waivers can be requested in select circumstances.
An admission Interview is required.
In order to be considered for the summer, submit by April 1st.
- Make formal application to Southern’s School of Graduate Studies: https://www.southernct.edu/grad/admissions
- Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- 3 letters of recommendation, preferably at least two from academic sources
- Submit personal statement in a 500-750 word essay speaking to the following areas:
reasons for pursuing a doctorate in CES;
career history and goals;
areas of experience/interest in terms of population, modalities, teaching/supervision/research/leadership;
the role that social justice has played for the applicant in their drive to pursue a doctorate in CES