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Ed.D. in Counseling & Human Dev. (w/spec. in Counseling, accelerated option) (CA9)

(as of 11/08/2013)


The core program leads a NYS Certification in Mental Health Counseling licensure eligibility.

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 96 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed CA9 Program of Study Form.


Entry Level Courses

36 credits in entry level or advanced courses in counseling -- see Note 1 at end for more detail.
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Research Methods Courses
ED506 Concepts and Issues in Social Science Research
ED507 Qualitative Research Methods
ED504 Quantitative Research Methods
ED528 Using Quantitative Data Analysis Software (1 credit)

Program Core
EDU565 Research in Life Course Studies

Choose one course in psychological processes in human development; eligible courses include:
EDU560 Research in Cognitive Development
EDU557 Selected Theories of Human Development
EDE422 Motivation in Human Development
EDU479 Promoting Mental Health in Midlife and Old Age
EDE423 Spirituality, Religion, and Healing in Counseling

Choose one course in human development in social context; eligible courses include:
EDU572 Development of Selves
EDU557 Selected Theories of Human Development
ED418 The Family and Social Dynamics
ED481 School, Family, and Community Relations
ED425 Minority Youth Development in Urban Contexts
EDU494 Adult Development and Aging
EDU455 Policy and Practice in Developmental Differences
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Required Counseling Foundation Courses
EDU552 Counselor Education
EDU553 Counselor Supervision
EDU554 Advanced Theory, Research, and Practice in Group Work
EDU555 Advanced Counseling Theory, Research, and Practice
EDU563 Advocacy, Consulting, and Systems Change as Counseling and Human Development Practice
EDU564 Contemporary Trends in Mental Health, Appraisal, Intervention and Research
ED561A Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1A
ED561B Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1B
ED561C Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1C
ED562A Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2A
ED562B Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2B
ED562C Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2C

Milestones and Dissertation Research
EDE556 Comprehensive Exam Research: Counseling & Human Development EdD
EDE562 Portfolio Review: Counseling & Human Development
ED520 Program Evaluation
ED563 Counseling & Human Development Dissertation Proposal Seminar
ED564 Counseling & Human Development Dissertation Seminar I
ED565 Counseling & Human Development Dissertation Seminar II

A total of at least 9 credits of dissertation credits, to be taken concurrently with the Proposal Seminar (3 credit), the Dissertation Seminar I (3 credits) and the Dissertation Seminar II (3 credits):
ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) (variable credits)
ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) (variable credits)
ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) (variable credits)

Internships
EDF558 Supervised Internship in Counselor Education I (Doctoral)
EDF559 Supervised Internship in Counselor Education II (Doctoral)
 

Notes:



1. EDU557 is an advanced seminar course in which the focus rotates among a variety of topics that reflect the expertise of individual human development faculty. Advisors can assist the student in determining whether a particular variation of the course is better suited to the psychological processes in human development requirement versus the social context in human development requirement.

2. In order to meet CACREP accreditation requirements, entry-level courses must cover all of the following areas:
Counseling Theory
Counseling Practice
Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling
Career Counseling and Development
Group Counseling, Group Work, Group Dynamics
Multi-Cultural Perspectives in Counseling
Contemporary Issues in School Counseling (school)
Addictions Counseling and Prevention (if specializing in community mental health counseling)
Assessment, Appraisal, Diagnosis
Supervised Practicum in Counseling
600-Hour Supervised Internship

3. Students in this program need to have completed and/or have transferred a minimum of 36 graduate credits before they can be admitted into their “cohort” (i.e., the group of students who will be together for three years culminating with the field-based dissertation supported by the Dissertation Seminar). However, students can be provisionally admitted into the program and allowed to take some of the courses prior to their admission into the cohort.

4. Students who intend to complete the program in three years part-time with their cohort need to start their cohort experience in the summer and take at least 6 credits of coursework and/or dissertation each semester, including summers, following the recommended sequence identified in our webpage and in note #5 below. Students who cannot commit to this intense pace, or need to interrupt their program for unforeseen reasons, need to discuss their specific situation with their advisor.

5. Students need to have completed their comprehensive exam in order to register for the Proposal Seminar. Students need to have successfully completed the Proposal Seminar in order to register for one of the Dissertation Seminars. Once in the Dissertation Seminar sequence, students are expected to register for both Seminars in the same academic year and to keep up with the assignments in order to complete their field-based dissertation within the year. In the rare event that a student cannot complete the field-based dissertation within the allotted year, the student will be required to enroll in BOTH dissertation seminars the following academic year in order to complete his/her dissertation.

6. Sequence of courses for students once they join a cohort (courses marked with an asterisk will be taken by all students in the cohort together):

For students starting in summer of an even year (ex: summer 2006):
Year 1:
• Summer: ED506*; social context core
• Fall: EDU565*; EDU552*
• Spring: psychological course OR EDU553; EDU554*
Year 2:
• Summer: two of: ED504; ED507; ED520
• Fall: EDU564*; EDU563*
• Spring: EDU555*; EDU553 OR psychological core
Year 3:
• Summer: EDF559-Internship; Proposal seminar*; dissertation credits
• Fall: Dissertation seminar I*; dissertation credits; EDF560-Internship
• Spring: Dissertation seminar II*; dissertation credits

For students starting in summer of an odd year (ex: summer 2007):
Year 1:
• Summer: ED506*; social context core
• Fall: EDU564*; EDU563
• Spring: EDU555*; EDU553 OR psychological core
Year 2:
• Summer: two of: ED504; ED507; ED520
• Fall: EDU565*; EDU552*
• Spring: psychological core OR EDU533; EDU554*
Year 3:
• Summer: EDF559-Internship; Proposal seminar*; dissertation credits
• Fall: Dissertation seminar I*; dissertation credits; EDF560-Internship
• Spring: Dissertation seminar II*; dissertation credits

Once accepted into a cohort, students need to maintain the pace indicated above. If unforeseen personal or professional events cause a student to require a leave of absence, the situation needs to be discussed with the advisor in order to determine whether the student needs to move to the regular Ed.D. program or whether there are better alternative solutions.

7. In addition to the courses indicated above, students in this program are also required to participate in and register for the non-credit bearing “cohort seminar” (ED561) for the first six semesters since they join their cohort.

8. Students who are admitted into the program in Fall or Spring (instead of Summer) will not be able to join a new cohort until the following Summer (and, therefore, will need more than three years to complete the program). Students who are admitted in Fall or Spring may, however, with the consent of their advisor, begin to take some of their elective courses so as to lighten their load in the program later on (avoiding any of the courses marked with an asterisk).

9. Students in an accelerated Ed.D. option are expected to be holding a professional job that gives them access to a site where their action research dissertation can take place. If for any reason this is no longer the case, the student needs to discuss with his/her advisor whether the student needs to move to the regular Ed.D. program or whether there are better alternative solutions.

10. Comprehensive Exam Registration:

Candidates may register for 0-6 comprehensive exam credit hours in a given semester. Candidates may not register for more than 6 total comprehensive exam credit hours during their program.

Candidates undertaking their comprehensive exam and who wish to maintain full-time enrollment can register for one of the following additional designations: ED999 or ED998.

Candidates cannot register for ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) or ED595 Ph.D. Research (Dissertation) until they have completed their comprehensive exams.

Advisors will record a grade of Incomplete "I" until the candidate has completed all requirements of the comprehensive exam. Advisors will record a grade of "S" when the candidate has passed, in full, the comprehensive exam. Advisors will record a grade of "U" when the candidate has failed the comprehensive exam. Candidates who earn a failing grade on the comprehensive exam will be withdrawn from their program.

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Cohort Begins Summer Of
  • Portfolio Evaluation Successful completion of a portfolio within the first two years in the program.
  • Dissertation Seminar Starting Fall Of
  • Comprehensive Exam (see program notes for how to register for exam)
  • Dissertation Proposal Exam (also referred to as "Qualifying Exam")
  • Dissertation Defense