Counselor Education and Supervision PhD, CACREP Accredited

Welcome to the home page for the doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Northern Colorado. We thank you for your interest in our program and are excited to share our program’s mission, purpose and offerings. It is an exciting time to be a counselor educator! The 2010-2011 U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report states that “Overall employment of counselors is expected to increase by 18 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Further, with the recent adoption of the 2009 Standards from Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) counselor educators from CACREP programs are going to be in greater demand than ever before to fill faculty positions in CACREP accredited programs.

The PhD in Counselor Education is one of a variety of graduate programs offered with the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Graduates of our doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision pursue careers in a variety of settings as faculty members, advanced clinicians, couples and family counselors, school counselors, directors of school guidance, or directors of counseling agencies.

The Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision is approved by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). WICHE’s 15-state region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Under this approval, students from the other 14 states can attend UNC at the Colorado resident graduate tuition rate rather than the non-resident rate.

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)