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EdD Educational Leadership in Counseling Education & Supervision Degree Requirements

You can earn your CACREP accredited Doctorate with a specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision online with our accelerated program. The Ed.D. program in Counselor Education & Supervision consists of 60 post-Master’s credit hours* designed to be completed in three years or less. This program boast several design features (online classes, executive format and one-on-one instruction). Courses focus on Advanced Counseling Theories, Clinical Supervision, program evaluation and assessment, institutional improvement, multicultural counseling, online teaching, grant writing, strategic planning, and the development of sound research skills.

The Counselor Education and Supervision programs break down into three essential components that will be incorporated into each candidate’s program of study:

Leadership Core Courses – 27 Credit Hours Required

  • Online Counseling and Supervision
  • Andragogy in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Multicultural Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Advanced Counseling Theories and Skills
  • Theories and Techniques of Clinical Supervision
  • Leadership & Advocacy in Professional Counseling
  • Online Teaching & Learning in Counselor Education
  • Neuroanatomy & Behavioral Medicine for Professional Counseling

Professional Research - 15 Credit Hours Required

  • Inferential Statistics
  • Dissertation Seminar
  • Advanced Educational Research
  • Qualitative Research Design
  • Dissertation

Specialty Area Content - 18 Credit Hours Required


  • Psychopharmacology
  • Motivation and Change
  • Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment
  • Spirituality and Values in Counseling

Advanced Counseling

  • Human Sexuality
  • Play Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based CBT Counseling
  • Trauma Counseling: Etiology, Treatment and Interventions


  • Politics of Educational Decision Making
  • Program Planning and Assessment
  • Change Process: Advanced Human Resource Management
  • Grant Writing and Proposal


  • Personality Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Practicum in Assessment

Christian Ministries

  • Special Topics in Christian Studies
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Christian Leadership Development
  • The Church in Contemporary Culture
  • Christian Education

For a full list of course offerings or more program specific information, visit our Academic Catalog page.