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Preparing Leaders in Counselor Education

UNC’s Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D. program prepares individuals for employment as counselor educators and supervisors for colleges and universities offering training in school counseling, clinical counseling, couples and family counseling/therapy, counseling with children and adolescents, and gerontology. Graduates are also qualified for licensure as professional counselors and may be employed in such sites as community agencies, schools, counseling centers, employee assistance programs, and private practice.          

The program curriculum and faculty focus on preparing students to meet the 21st-century demands of a culturally diverse society. Students contribute to their education through active involvement with the program, its faculty, and the profession. The course of study includes a common core of relevant and timely courses and experiences meant to engage and challenge learners in their personal and professional development. Students take part in leadership, mentoring, and service activities that extend the curriculum beyond the classroom and training clinic into the community and the profession.