University of Central Florida
College of Education and Human Performance
Ph.D.-Education Counselor Education Track
Counselor Education offers two degree programs: Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. The Mental Health Counseling program prepares students for licensure in mental health counseling and leads to a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. For PhD:This track is designed specifically for those who wish to pursue careers as counselor educators at the university level or as supervisors in schools or agencies. The program was developed following the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. In addition to advanced curricular experiences in counseling, courses are designed to examine the fundamental issues and theory of teaching adults in higher education, research, supervision, consultation and to provide supervised experiences in each area.The School Counseling program features two tracks that lead either to a Master of Education (M.Ed.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. The M.Ed. was created for students who have a bachelor's degree in education and have completed course work for teaching certification and plan to seek certification in school counseling. The M.A. is designed for the student who has a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than education who plans to seek certification as a school counselor.As part of the program's "real world" approach to counselor education (in addition to classroom studies) all students complete clinical experiences in the UCF Community Counseling Clinic and on-site in the community.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.
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