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Chicago Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in Counselor Education & Supervision

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The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Counselor Education & Supervision at Argosy University, Chicago is designed to create leaders in the counseling field. The program can prepare graduates for increasing responsibility and career enhancement as practitioners, educators, and supervisors. It is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP)*, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Ours is the only Counselor Education & Supervision program in Chicago, and one of only four CACREP accredited programs in Illinois.

The first step toward earning your Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Counselor Education & Supervision is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

About the Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in Counselor Education & Supervision at Argosy University, Chicago
The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Counselor Education & Supervision is a 60 credit hour program designed to prepare counselors to excel in a variety of professional settings, including private and group practices, substance abuse treatment facilities, hospitals and clinics, schools and universities, correctional institutions, and government agencies. Students have the opportunity to gain experience and training in teaching methods, supervision models, research methodology, and leadership.

Designed to enable busy professionals to balance the demands of career, family, and school, most coursework is offered on campus, online, and in a blended format for optimal flexibility. Classes are offered at our facilities in the heart of downtown Chicago.

A strong commitment to mentorship by our diverse, accomplished faculty is the cornerstone of our program. Instructors actively support students in having a comprehensive learning experience, including the publication of papers and participation in organizations and groups.

What knowledge and skills can I gain from completing the Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education & Supervision?
Students can learn and develop strong research, teaching, analytical, supervision, presentation creation and implementation skills. Our program supports students in cultivating theory development and conceptualization skills, and in developing effective communication and leadership skills, increased self-awareness, confidence, compassion, and a commitment to advocacy.

What career opportunities are there for graduates who earn their Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education & Supervision?
As a Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision, you can be prepared to compete for positions in a variety of fields, including:

· Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities - Graduates employed in this subspecialty work with inpatient and outpatient facilities, as well as with the court system.
· Hospital and Clinics - Graduates are employed as case managers, therapists, and clinical supervisors, serving clients with a variety of issues and severities.
· Correctional Institutions - In addition to helping clients develop new awareness and skills, graduates also provide support to families of individuals in correctional institutions.
· Veterans Administration - As graduates of a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), students may work with military veterans.

Graduates have also been employed as professors, lecturers, academic advisors, career counselors, and in a wide variety of administrative positions.

Program graduates have been recruited by such employers as Next Level Health, Arizona State University, Urban Balance, E.M. Branch Family Institute, Cook County Corrections, Catholic Charities, Human Resources Development Institute Inc., Center for Self-Actualization, and Counseling Centers of Illinois.

Our Alumni Leadership Committee offers various networking opportunities, workshops, and events.

How to Apply
The first step toward earning your Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Counselor Education & Supervision is to apply today. You can learn more about financial aid options, available to those who qualify, by visiting our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

*The Argosy University, Chicago EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs can be contacted at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 535-5990.
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