Doctor of Education (EdD) in Counselor Education & Supervision

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The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Counselor Education & Supervision (CES) program at Argosy University, Sarasota promotes students’ professional development and supports academic excellence while providing flexibility in program delivery.

Last year, there were 39 graduates of Argosy University, Sarasota’s Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision program. Of the admitted students, 86% graduate from the program in the expected time period and 89.9% of those program graduates actively seeking jobs are employed within 6 months of graduating.

Professional Development
The EdD in CES program meets students where they are and uses a developmental approach to develop students as counseling clinicians, educators, supervisors, and researchers. For example, the program includes a counseling seminar series that mentors students in professional presentations, publications, and leadership while the customized practicum internship experience develops the student as a clinician, professor, and supervisor.

Developmentally, students first take a course on teaching in higher education and then participate in three different levels of teaching with increased knowledge, skills, and responsibility at each level. A developmental process throughout the program supports continuous incremental growth that promotes student success.

Specialty Development
Along with professional development, students will develop specialty knowledge and skills in an area of their choosing. Argosy University, Sarasota faculty have extensive experience in clinical practice and teaching with expertise in addictions, crisis and trauma, forensics, grief and loss, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues, multiculturalism, spirituality, and wellness. However, students are not limited to those areas, but can develop expertise in any area of their choosing.

“The educational process was tailored to my personal development and the faculty mentorship allowed for much professional growth.”
— Joanne Jodry, Argosy University, Sarasota EdD in CES Graduate (2011)



“Mentorship is an integral part of the educational process; the encouragement and support received has been unparalleled.”
— Nicole Jackson, Argosy University, Sarasota EdD in CES Candidate


Academic Excellence
The curriculum offered in the EdD in CES program is continuously reviewed and refined to promote academic excellence and to align with current demands in the field. From course delivery that fits the content being taught (i.e. knowledge content can be taught effectively online, while skills benefit from a residency) to a balanced curriculum that addresses industry needs through an efficient 60-credit hour program, to strategic student and faculty evaluation processes that identify and remediate any challenges, the student gains value. Such academic rigor contributes to Argosy University, Sarasota’s EdD in CES program being accredited by the Council for Accreditation and Related Educational Programs (*CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Flexibility
The EdD in CES program at Argosy University Sarasota offers a flexible format that provides opportunities for working professionals to achieve a doctorate degree that develops them as counseling clinicians, educators, supervisors, and researchers. Our unusual program formatting enables students to benefit from the convenience of online education combined with the many benefits of face-to-face experiential learning in short, intensive residencies.

The program is designed for students to take courses mostly online — up to 12 courses can be completed online. The remaining coursework can be completed in a format that blends online learning with a (two to four days) on-campus residency.

Choose the Schedule that is Best for You
You can complete the program with only one residency per semester using an extended scheduling plan or accelerate your progress by combining residencies for two courses in one trip to campus or making multiple trips to campus. You choose the scheduling that best fits your needs, learning style, and goals.


“The EdD in CES program is a remarkable program. The flexibility of the program has made it possible for me to pursue a doctoral degree while simultaneously supporting my family and practicing my profession.”
— Denise Rosario, Argosy University, Sarasota EdD in CES Candidate


Career Outcomes
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.

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Enhance your career potential by enrolling in this Argosy University, Sarasota Counselor Education &Supervision degree program. You can learn more about specific financial aid resources (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.


*The Argosy University, Sarasota 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.


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Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to the EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program, a prospective student needs the following:

  • A master's degree in a CACREP accredited program or a CACREP-equivalent program from a regionally accredited educational institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Behavioral Sciences, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
  • A grade point average of 3.25 (on a scale of 4.0) for graduate level work toward the master's degree and any subsequent graduate study.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
  • Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee.

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Application fee (Non-refundable, except in Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.)
  • Personal/professional goal statement with specific personal and professional goals and a self-appraisal of specific strengths and challenges
  • Current résumé (or career summary)
  • Three completed Professional Applicant Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts from the institution that conferred the master's degree and any institutions where graduate coursework was subsequently taken. Bachelor's level transcripts are not required.
  • Entering students must have a master's degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited program or a CACREP equivalent curriculum from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved by Argosy University, or an appropriately certified foreign institution. CACREP, or The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational programs, is an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the accreditation of degree programs in counseling.

Applicants who have completed a master's degree that does not meet the specific curricular or credit hour requirements listed by the campus may be admitted to the program, but will be required to meet prerequisite requirements at the master's level. Decisions about the applicability of prior master's-level coursework will be made by the program chair based upon CACREP core curriculum requirements and state licensure laws for counselors. Applicants will be notified during the admissions process if prerequisite courses are needed.


Course List

Professional Development Requirements— Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

Professional Development Requirements—12 Credit Hours

 

C7444 - Multicultural Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision (3)
C7454 - Models of Clinical Supervision (3)
C7464 - Ethics and Professional Development (3)
C7465 - Teaching in Higher Education (3)
Advanced Practice and Specialty Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

Students Choose One of the Following

 

C7445 - Brief Psychotherapies (3)
C7453 - Clinical Consultation (3)
C7455 - Addictions Counseling (3)
C7458 - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3)
C7537 - Special Topics in Counseling (3)
C7542 - Advanced Career and Lifestyle Assessment (3)
C7834 - Directed Independent Study: Counseling (3)
 

Advanced Practice and Specialty Requirements—18 Credit Hours

 

C7410 - Assessment in Counseling (3)
C7430 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Counselor Education and Supervision (3)
C7480 - Counseling Specialty Seminar I (1)
C7481 - Counseling Specialty Seminar II (1)
C7482 - Counseling Specialty Seminar III (1)
C7475 - Advanced Clinical Practice (3)
C7433 - Advanced Group Counseling (3)
Writing and Research Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

Students Choose One of the Following

 

R7034 - Advanced Statistical Methods (3)
R7036 - Program Evaluation Methods (3)
R7037 - Survey Techniques (3)
R7038 - Action Research (3)
R7040 - Advanced Qualitative Methods (3)
 

Writing and Research Requirements—15 Credit Hours

 

R7001 - Introduction to Research Methods (3)
R7031 - Methods and Analysis of Quantitative Research (3)
R7035 - Methods and Analysis of Qualitative Research (3)
W7000 - Advanced Academic Study and Writing (3)
Advanced Training Experiences Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

Advanced Training Experiences Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

C7500 - Advanced Counseling Practicum (1)
C7505 - Advanced Counseling Internship I (1)
C7506 - Advanced Counseling Internship II (1)
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