Counselor Education (EDUCST-PH, WCE)

Department of Educational Studies
Specialization Curriculum
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Specialization leading to Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies

Program Requirements (15 hours)

Common Core  (6 hours)

Core 1 Course (3 hours)

  • EDUCST 6891 Proseminar in Educational Studies (3)

Core 2 Course: Choose from one of the following courses (3 hours)

  • EDUCST 5765 Grant Writing (3)
  • ESEPSY 7404 College Teaching (3)
  • ESEPSY 8404 Academic Writing in Education: Reviewing the Literature (3)
  • ESEPOL 7100 Writing for Educational Policy Audiences (3)
  • ESPHE 6403 Ethics and the Professional Context of Teaching (3)
  • EDUCST 6892 Educational Policy and Inequality in Social and Cultural Context: Integrating Research Traditions (3)

Research Core (choose three, 9 hours)

Students select a minimum of 9 hours that include at least 3 research courses at the 7000 level or higher and additional coursework to satisfy the competencies needed to successfully complete the dissertation.  This coursework is selected by the student in consultation with the advisor to reflect the student’s research interests and is subject to the rules of the Graduate Studies Committee.

Introductory Quantitative Sequence:

  • ESQREM 7648 GLM1: Introduction to Regression and ANOVA (Prerequisite: Intro to Stats) (4)
  • ESQREM 7658 GLM2: Advanced Regression and ANOVA (4)

Advanced Quantitative Options:

  • ESQREM 8648 Multivariate Analysis (3)
  • ESQREM 8658 Applied Multilevel Data Analysis (3)

Qualitative Options:

  • ESQUAL 8280 Qualitative Research in Education: Paradigms, Theories, and Exemplars (3)  
  • ESQUAL 8290 Qualitative Research in Education: Methods and Analysis (3)
  • ESQUAL 8210 Qualitative Research: The Analysis of Interaction in Educational Settings (3)
  • ESQUAL 8211 Analysis of Classroom Discourse (3)

Specialized Sequence:

Students, in consultation with their advisors, may design their own methodology sequence. This is particularly suited to humanistic scholarship in education (e.g., history or philosophy of education). To complete a specialized sequence, students must take three methodology courses relevant to their research interests. Specialized research plans are approved by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Specialization Requirements (37 hours)

Required Courses (16 hours)

  • ESCE 8100 Leadership in Counselor Education (3)
  • ESCE 8200 Critical Pedagogy Issues in Counselor Education (3)
  • ESCE 8300 Developing a Research Identity in Counselor Education (3)
  • ESCE 8400 Critical Research Issues in Counselor Education (3)
  • ESCE 8895 Seminars: Counselor Education (4 seminars = 1 credit/semester; taken over 4 semesters)

Supervised Practice and Internship: (12 hours)

  • ESCE 8191.01 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling (3)
  • ESCE 8191.02 Doctoral Internship: Counselor Education‐ Supervision (2‐10)
  • ESCE 8191.03 Doctoral Internship: Counselor Education‐ Teaching (2‐10)
  • ESCE 8191.04 Doctoral Internship: Counselor Education‐ Counseling (0-10)
  • ESCE 8191.05 Doctoral Internship: Counselor Education – Research (2‐10)

Recommended Electives

  • ESCE 7934 Theories of Counseling Supervision (1.5)
  • ESCE 6931 Diagnosis of Mental & Emotional Disorders (3)

Electives Cognate Area (9 hours)

A cognate is focused study in an area outside, but related to, the student’s area of specialization. The cognate adds breadth to the specialization. Cognates must be taken at the graduate level and approved by the student’s advisor.

Dissertation Requirement (3 hours)

Consult with faculty advisor

  • ESCE 8999 Dissertation/Thesis Research: Counselor Education

Minimum hours post‐MA/MS: 55

Program Degree Department Email
Doctoral Educational Studies


Note: Students exact curriculum may vary depending upon program of study determined by student and advisor.