Program-level Learning Outcomes and Objectives

The Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is designed to prepare counselors for advanced competency in the following areas: a) graduate level teaching and counselor training, b) research and contributing new knowledge to the field, c) counseling supervision, d) leadership and advocacy, and e) advanced counseling practice.

  1. Students can articulate counseling theory and use evidence-based practices with advanced competency.
  2. Students can conceptualize the supervisory relationship from a variety of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate.
  3. Students can apply teaching methods, instructional, curriculum design, and evaluation of methods of teaching.
  4. Students can conduct qualitative and quantitative research relevant to counseling practice, counselor education and/or counseling supervision.
  5. Students can identify and discuss potential role in their professional communities and the larger society they serve, advocating for improvement in standards of service delivery and access to resources.
  6. Students can assimilate the knowledge and skills to the specific competencies required for integrative behavioral healthcare the supervisory skills to enhance supervisee counseling development.

Methods of Instruction

  • Delivered with the flexibility of a blended instructional format, the coursework interfaces with the curriculum of the Viterbo University Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling (MSMHC) program, providing doctoral students with applied experiences in their roles as counselor educators, supervisors, and professional leaders in the counseling profession. This interface provides doctoral students early experiential learning opportunities with a continuous integration of theory and practice.
  • Students will experience a wide variety of instructional methods within the program that includes: readings, discussions, reflection, written assignments, presentations, skill-based learning opportunities, practicums and internships. Each syllabus within the program will highlight the instructional methods used for that course.
  • Within a collaborative cohort model, students take courses in sequence throughout the program. The program utilizes a systemic approach to knowledge and skill acquisition that involves a continuous and recursive application of the following steps:
    • 1. Setting clear goals for competency acquisition
    • 2. Establishing a climate of mutual learning
    • 3. Facilitating learning activities
    • 4. Applying knowledge
    • 5. Practicing skills
    • 6. Evaluating competency achievement
    • 7. Assessing overall learning outcomes
    • 8. Goal setting for further competency development