Walden is among the few universities that offer a CACREP-accredited PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program online.
Gain the knowledge and experience to assume a leadership role in a clinical, community, academic, nonprofit, or research setting or to work as a counselor educator.
The PhD in Counselor Educator and Supervision program equips you with advanced teaching, supervision, and counseling skills that can broaden your ability to advocate for the profession and clients. Reach a significant milestone in your career as you earn one of the most highly respected degrees in the profession and prepare to lead change in the communities and organizations you serve.
The competent and confident counseling professional will:
- Respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues across multiple counselor educator roles.
- Appropriately address multicultural issues across multiple counselor educator roles.
- Apply advanced skills for practice as a counseling professional.
- Create a pedagogical identity reflective of effective teaching practices in counselor education.
- Develop contextually appropriate responses to supervisory situations using evidence based models.
- Critically examine the gatekeeping functions required of counselor educators.
- Critique effective practices of research and scholarship.
- Recommend research designs appropriate to the problem being studied.
- Develop effective leadership skills that promote advocacy.
Walden University’s online PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program can help you gain the skills needed to advance as a leader in your organization or make a difference as an educator. Whether you want to pursue a role in administration, teaching, private practice, or research, this doctoral degree program will enable you to work in a variety of professions.
Enter a High-Growth Field
- Employment opportunities for counselors are expected to increase by 18% between 2008 and 2018.*
- Within specialized areas of counseling, employment opportunities are expected to increase between 14% and 24%.*
Stay in Demand
Earning a doctoral degree in this field is important now more than ever. By 2013, professional criteria set forth by leading counseling organizations required all new faculty members of Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited programs to hold doctoral degrees in counselor education and supervision. Earning your PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision will provide you with the credentials needed to work as a professional in counselor education and supervision.
Expand Your Career Options
A PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision can provide you with greater opportunities to move your career forward in professional settings that include:
- Hospitals and clinics
- Government agencies
- Higher education
- Nonprofit organizations
- Mental health facilities
- Rehabilitation centers
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010–11 Edition,” on the Internet at www.bls.gov/oco/ocos067.htm (viewed online October 18, 2011). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
Read our PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Program Outcomes Report.
Find detailed information for the Forensic Mental Health Counseling Specialization, General Specialization, or Optional Specializations of this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.
Walden University’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision 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).
Note on Licensure:
The PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed counseling professional.