Counselor Education and Supervision, EdD

The Counselor Education and Supervision, Ed.D. program aligns with the most contemporary vision of the counseling profession and is a large part of Shippensburg University’s proud tradition in counseling excellence. Doctorate in Counselor Education. ****Next Cohort begins Fall 2024****

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What Will I Learn?

CACREP logoProgram 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.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

Courses will be offered both online and face-to-face on Saturdays at Central Penn College in Harrisburg, allowing you to continue full or part-time employment while earning your degree. This flexibility allows you to continue serving your clients while gaining knowledge and supervised experience rather than suspending your career in a more residency intense model of doctoral education.

This program is designed on a cohort model with members taking all core courses and practicum and internships together over a three-year period. An additional semester or year may be required to complete and defend dissertation research and complete the degree.

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Meet Karen Capone

“The best part of the degree was getting to know the faculty on a deeper level, connecting with other counselors in my cohort, and growing and getting to push myself regardless of every obstacle put in my way."

How Karen found success at Ship

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.