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Northern Virginia Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in Counselor Education & Supervision

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Mission Statement
The counselor education and supervision faculty are committed to the development of broadly based competent counselor educators skilled in teaching, supervising, counseling, consulting, professional activity, and research. The requirements of the program are conceptualized within the framework and standards set forth by the counseling profession, the Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), state laws, and career requirements.

The Counselor Education and Supervision program at the doctoral level prepares an individual for employment as a counselor educator and supervisor for colleges and universities offering training in CACREP accredited or compliant curricula as well as advanced clinical training and research training that when coupled with completion of licensure requirements qualifies graduates to be employed in such sites as community agencies, schools, counseling centers, employee assistance programs, and private practice.

Program Outcomes

Program Outcome One: Counselor Supervision
Effectively apply theories and practices of counselor supervision.

Program Outcome Two: Research (Understanding and Applying Qualitative and Quantitative Research)
Apply scientific foundations of counseling and scientific methodology to the design of research and analysis of counseling topics: case material, counselor education and counselor supervision.

Program Outcome Three: Advanced Practice/Assessment
Effectively apply theory pertaining to the principles and practice of counseling, career development, group work, systems, assessment and consultation.

Program Outcome Four: Counselor Education
Effectively apply instructional theory and methods relevant to counselor education.

Program Outcome Five: Ethics
Commit to, demonstrate, and engage in ethical practice and ethical decision making strategies in counselor education and supervision, grounded in the ACA Code of Ethics as well as socially responsible practice and living.

Program Outcome Six: Social & Cultural Issues/Multicultural Competence
Demonstrate multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills with regard to the role of racial, ethnic, and cultural heritage, nationality, socioeconomic status, family structure, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, occupation, physical, and mental status, local, regional, national, international perspective, and equity issues in counseling practice, counselor education, and supervision.

Program Learning Outcome Seven: Interpersonal Effectiveness
Develop and improve positive relationship skills via effective communication, respect for others, appreciation of diversity and cultural sensitivity, and awareness of their impact on others.

Program Learning Outcome Eight: Written and Oral Presentation
Using appropriate media and technology, present counseling information orally and in writing that is concise, organized, well supported, created in a professional manner, and appropriate to the audience.


CACREP Accreditation
Argosy University, Northern Virginia is pleased to share the news that the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted eight years accreditation to the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and the Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision programs at Argosy University, Northern Virginia.

The Argosy University, Northern Virginia 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 www.cacrep.org. Currently, the Counselor Education and Supervision program is accredited by CACREP under the 2001 Standards.

Course Delivery Formats
The EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision degree program is intended to make graduate training accessible to professionals who are employed full-time. Courses are offered in multiple formats. The primary course format is the weekend format. In the weekend format, courses are offered on Friday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Each course meets on alternate weekends with classes meeting on three weekends and the final examination on a subsequent Friday evening or Saturday morning. Syllabi are made available on the Department website before the first class meeting. Each semester has two sessions. Students can choose to take courses in additional formats to fit their schedules. The additional formats include:

  • In-residence courses (on the campus) are offered on one evening per week for the entire semester (15 weeks/three hours each week).

  • Online courses are administered entirely online.

  • Blended format courses are implemented in residence (on the campus) and online.


Career Outcomes
The field of counselor education and supervision is dedicated to both the academic preparation and comprehensive supervision of counselors across multiple settings.

The EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision program is designed to prepare counselors for a variety of settings by providing the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to provide leadership and advocacy, as well as serve in supervisory, training, and teaching positions in the counseling profession.

Academic Progress Requirements
  • Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0)

  • Students who earn a grade below a "B-" in any course are required to retake the course. It is recommended that the course be retaken as soon as possible, due to the continued negative impact on the student's GPA until a new grade has been received for the course.

  • Students enrolled in the EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program are dismissed from the program for:
    • Receipt of a second grade of "F"

    • Receipt of two grades below "B-" during the same semester or

    • Receipt of a third grade below "B-"

    • Failure to raise a low GPA to 3.0 or higher within two semesters


* Students must complete this program within seven years after matriculation. Students who have temporarily withdrawn from the University will have seven years plus the length of time that they were not enrolled, not to exceed one year, to complete the program.

Additional Information
Admission requirements, a course list, faculty bios and program review information can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate links in the left side menu.


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