Counselor Education and Supervision, EdD
For over fifty years, Shippensburg’s Department of Counselor Education has delivered world-class accredited master’s-level counseling programs. Our doctoral program aligns with the most contemporary vision of the counseling profession. Our faculty offer students a wealth of clinical experience and academic approaches, including substantial expertise in supervision.
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What Will I Learn?
Program objectives include:
- Leading students to assume leadership and advocacy roles in the profession of counseling across a broad range of professional specializations and settings.
- Utilizing the most current, ethical, and innovative technologies for supervision, counseling and education.
- Emphasizing contemporary competencies in all aspects of professional practice with the overarching goal of mitigating social injustices and inequities.
- Preparing advanced professionals to offer exceptional clinical supervision for counselors and student affairs professionals at all stages of their development.
- Generating new insights and developing innovative approaches in clinical supervision.
- Consulting with their academic advisor, students design a multi-disciplinary "cognate" focus to distinguish their academic program.
- Increasing the knowledge base of the counseling profession in both physical and virtual scholarly environments.
- Preparing a doctoral-level community of practitioner/scholars to create and disseminate results of scholarly practice and research.
Cohorts forming in Fall 2025
What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?
The EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision (EdD CES) builds upon a minimum requisite 60-credit master’s degree in counseling. Approved background includes, but is not limited to: clinical mental health counseling, K-12 school counseling, college counseling, family and marriage therapy, and college student personnel.
This professional doctoral program is designed as a cohort:
- Doctoral students take all core courses, practicum, and internships together over a three-year period.
- Core courses are offered on Saturdays*.
- Most students are able to work full or part-time while earning their doctoral degree.
- Additional semesters are expected to complete and defend dissertation research and complete the degree.
- Classes are face-to-face with online components.
- Professional relationships, service, and leadership are fostered throughout the program.
* Cognate courses may be offered at alternate times based on students’ choice of courses.
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs - Programs from the Department of Counselor Education are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
- A counseling foundation
- Master’s degree in counseling or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution meeting master’s level academic requirements; CACREP-accredited preferred, but not required*
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate degrees
- Professional resume showing required experience
- Three letters of recommendation
- Narrative statement
- On-site interview with department
* Additional courses may be required at the master’s level.
What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?
This program primarily serves license-eligible and licensed professional counselors who aspire to advance their professional knowledge and standing across advanced practitioner, clinical supervisory, counselor educator and leadership positions in Pennsylvania and beyond.