Counseling and Higher Education

Page Updated: August 15, 2023

MED/MS Counseling

  • Academic competence through academic integrity, higher order thinking, and integration of multiple perspectives
  • Competence in professional writing consistent with publication standards
  • Professional competence through a strong professional counselor identity, professional conduct, ethical behavior, leadership, and advocacy.
  • Clinical competence through theoretically based conceptualization, judgment and skills, responsiveness to culturally, linguistically, and developmentally diverse clients, integration and application of feedback, and utilization of community resources.
  • Personal growth development through self-awareness of inter/intrapersonal relationships, deconstruction of biases, acceptance of ambiguity, and commitment to wellness.

MED Higher Education

  • Use and critique theory for advocacy purposes
  • Knowledge application and integration
  • Design and evaluate effective educational interventions
  • Leadership ability
  • Design/use assessment results to inform for improvement

PhD Counseling

  • Application of theory to practice
  • Pedagogical practices
  • Leadership promoting social advocacy/community engagement
  • Evidence-based clinical skills
  • High quality research and dissemination

PhD/EdD Higher Education

  • Assess, develop, implement, and evaluate strategies
  • Advanced oral and written communication
  • Resource management of people, physical/financial assets
  • Produce and use theory-driven research/practices
  • Multi-cultural/diversity competencies