The mission of the Professional Counseling and Supervision Program is to prepare School and Community Counselors to be proficient in professional counseling and supervision and in program evaluation. In addition, they will be leaders committed to helping marginalized and underserved populations in the communities, schools and agencies they serve.
The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision at the University of West Georgia was approved by the Board of Regents in 2007. The first cohort of six students is expected to begin in Fall 2010. The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology looks forward to this new chapter in our long history of preparing quality counselors.
The program consists of 111 graduate hours, 36 hours beyond a 48 hour CACREP accredited (or CACREP equivalent) master’s degree and 27 hour Ed.S. degree in counseling. After a rigorous screening process, cohorts are selected in March of each year and students will be notified of their acceptance in April. Each cohort will be limited to 6 students. Coursework will begin Fall semester of each year. The program is designed to be completed in 2 full years (6 semesters, including summers). Successful completion and defense of a dissertation is required.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission