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Online PhD - Doctorate of Educational Leadership in Counseling Education & Supervision 

The focus of the fully accredited online PhD degree with a specialization in Counselor Education & Supervision is to provide doctoral degree in leadership graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in higher education teaching and research. This includes advanced leadership skills for those who aspire to be in an administrator role for behavioral health agencies.

Interested in pursuing a leadership role in education, maybe as a school administrator, principal or provost? Looking for counseling education PHD or educational leadership doctorate degree that will equip you with the skills and qualifications you need to take your career to the next level? We can help. As a graduate of UC’s online doctoral degree with a CES specialization, you’ll earn:

  • Mastery that prepares you for a teaching career in higher education environments
  • Administrative expertise equipping you for leadership in a variety of clinical and educational settings
  • Advanced clinical skills aimed to maximize proficiency in an independent practice milieu 

What's the difference between an EdD & PhD Degree?
This Online PhD in Educational Leadership Degree with a specialization in Counseling Education & Supervision provides an online doctoral degree that is developed with curriculum useful for a teaching and researching. While both degrees require a set amount of hours and a cumulative project, the online Ph.D. program is generally seen as more theory and research intensive than a practitioner’s degree such as the Online EdD in Leadership with a CES specialization. As such, the online PhD degree program requires six (6) additional credit hours for degree completion.

The CACREP accredited doctoral degree with a specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision works in conjunction with the Department of Education. The team from Counselor Educational Leadership is responsible for the teaching of the Leadership courses while the School of Counseling is responsible for all admissions, teaching of Ed.D. in counseling education and supervision coursework, advising, clinical experiences, and the dissertation process in the doctorate in leadership online program.  This educational combination allows you to have the best of both worlds, leaving you with a robust view of both leadership and counseling ideology.

Researching counseling education PHD programs? Want a better handle on online educational leadership programs in general? We’re here to help. For more information about the CACREP accredited online doctoral degree with a specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision, call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form on this page.

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