1. Ensure that professional activities are guided by intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, compassion and high ethical standards.
2. Acknowledge that truth is not singular and seek a more complex and complete understanding of human behavior.
3. Create a learning community that promotes democratic values and constructivist learning practices.
4. Acknowledge the evaluation responsibility of educators including the promotion of informed, data-based, formative and summative feedback.
5. Challenge dogma encountered in classrooms and clinics and encourage inquiry.
6. Utilize critical thinking and social vision to promote program transformation and policy development.
7. Promote a systems perspective on intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics, as well as on social and political transactions.
8. Commit to an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to facilitating change.
9. Transcend the University's physical boundaries and link with the community in order to improve educational opportunities for children, adults and families.
10. Recognize the interconnectedness of teaching, research, service and clinical practice in the professional practice of counselor educators and supervisors.
11. Support helping professionals in their ongoing attempts to address their own emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being.
The Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision is defined by its focus on the development of competence in the general areas of teaching, supervision, research and service.
Doctoral students in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program will demonstrate high levels of teaching competence that meets or exceeds the standards of the Program, the University and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). To meet these standards and to demonstrate high levels of teaching competence, students will engage in varied classroom and practicum experiences. The faculty will help the students develop increased competence in teaching through modeling, team teaching and supervision.
Doctoral students in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program will expand their knowledge and skills of supervision. This process involves academic instruction and practical experiences. Students learn supervision theories and techniques and apply these principles in their supervision of the counseling of counselors-in-training in our master's programs.
Doctoral students in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program will propose and conduct research that supports their development, the mission of the University, and the counseling profession, and students receive training in both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The research should extend the knowledge base and improve counseling services. To meet these research goals, the faculty will support graduate students in their research activities and assist in the dissemination of research findings through appropriate journals and presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences.
Doctoral students in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program will utilize their teaching, supervisory, consultative and clinical skills to provide service in schools and other related settings. Doctoral service may include: workshops for practicing professionals, designing and delivering staff development activities for school personnel, and participating in state, regional, and national professional organizations.