Counseling: Counselor Education, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision: Counselor Education

About the Degree

Aligned with the current standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), doctoral students in Counselor Education and Supervision are expected to develop the identity of a professional counselor, clinical supervisor, counselor educator, and researcher. This identity is intended to promote competence and professionalism as students begin careers in public and private sectors of mental health care and/or academia

Counselor Education

The Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program—Counselor Education Track consists of a 100 credit hour curriculum. The purpose of the Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program—Counselor Education Track is to facilitate the professional leadership roles of counselor education, supervision, counseling practice, and research competencies of students to advance the counseling profession.  Graduating students usually gain employment as counselor educators in academic institutions (e.g., colleges and universities), administrators of mental health service agencies (e.g., community mental health centers), and advanced practitioners/supervisors (e.g., doctoral-level clinicians/supervising counselors).

The program provides intensive and cutting-edge training in clinical counseling, supervision, teaching, research, and leadership. The curriculum is designed to meet the learner’s unique professional/ career needs and goals.

Salary and Career Outlook

As the program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), graduates are competitive in the job market. In addition, career as a counselor educators are in demand.

The starting salaries are varied, depending on their experiences, qualifications, and institutions/employers.

Why Akron?

In addition to cutting-edge clinical counseling, supervision, research, and counselor education pedagogical trainings and state-of-the art training clinic and supervision facility, students and graduates have reported that support from their program faculty/advisors, scholarship mentoring opportunities by their faculty, and a smaller cohort size are the most positive aspects of the Counselor Education and Supervision Program—Counselor Education Track. This makes the degree distinctive and competitive when compared to benchmark institutions in Northeast Ohio and Ohio.

Contact Information

            Program Coordinator:            Dr. Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich

                                                            Chima Family Building, Room 113


                                                            (330) 972-6851

            Graduate School:                   Heather Blake

                                                            Polsky Building, Room 467


                                                            (330) 972-7664